Justice Uday Umesh Lalit is Named as the 49th Chief Justice of IndiaTop Stories

August 11, 2022 15:02
Justice Uday Umesh Lalit is Named as the 49th Chief Justice of India

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Indian President Droupadi Murmu appointed Uday Umesh Lalit as the new Chief Justice of India and he will take the oath on August 27th. He is the 49th Chief Justice of the country and he will be the successor for Justice NV Ramana. NV Ramana will quit the office on August 26th. "In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (2) of Article 124 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint Shri Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, judge of the Supreme Court, to be the Chief Justice of India with effect from 27 August, 2022" told the official notification about the appointment. Justice Uday Umesh Lalit will just have a tenure of three months as he would turn 65 on November 8th. Justice NV Rama set in motion the process of appointment of his successor.

He recommended the name of Uday Umesh Lalit who happens to be the most senior judge. NV Ramana personally handed over the copy of his letter of recommendation to Uday Umesh Lalit. Ramana is the 48th Chief Justice of the country and he took the oath from SA Bobde on April 24th, 2021 and his tenure is 16 months. NV Ramana conveyed his best wishes for Uday Umesh Lalit. His statement told "Shri Justice Ramana expressed confidence that with his long and rich experience in the Bar as well as on the Bench, Shri Justice Lalit will take the institution of the judiciary to greater heights through his able leadership". Uday Umesh Lalit is born on November 9th, 1957 in Solapur, Maharashtra. He turned an advocate in 1983 June.

Uday Umesh Lalit worked as a member of Supreme Court's Legal Services Committee for two terms. He was also appointed as a judge in August 2014 from the Bar for Supreme Court. Uday Umesh Lalit worked for several important cases and delivered landmark judgments.

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