Justice D Y Chandrachud was named the 50th Chief Justice of India on Monday, according to Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju.
He will take the oath of office on November 9, the day after incumbent CJI Justice Uday Umesh Lalit retires at the age of 65.
While Justice Lalit will be the Chief Justice for only 74 days, Justice Chandrachud will be the Chief Justice for two years.
“In exercise of the power conferred by the Constitution of India, Hon’ble President appoints Dr. Justice DY Chandrachud, Judge, Supreme Court as the Chief Justice of India with effect from 9th November, 22,” Rijiju tweeted.
Justice Chandrachud will demit office on November 10, 2024.