Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde would take the oath as the 47th Chief Justice of India on Monday. Justice Bobde would be administered the oath of office of Chief Justice of India by President Ram Nath Kovind at Rastrapati Bhavan at 9:30 am.
Outgoing Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi had on October 18 recommended Justice SA Bobde, the second senior-most judge of the apex court, as his successor.
Justice SA Bobde will serve as CJI for nearly 18 months and retire on April 23, 2021.
Justice Bobde, 63, would prefer a conservative approach on the issue of disclosing the Collegium’s entire deliberations on the rejection of names for appointment in the higher judiciary. The CJI-designate had said that people’s reputation cannot be sacrificed just to satisfy the desire of citizens to know.
Born in Nagpur on April 24, 1956, Justice Bobde completed his graduation and obtained a law degree from Nagpur University. He was enrolled on the roll of the Bar Council of Maharashtra in 1978 and was designated as Senior Advocate in 1998.
His career as judge began on March 29, 2000, when he was appointed as Additional Judge in the Bombay High Court, and he rose to become Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court on October 16, 2012.
He was elevated as a Judge of the Supreme Court on April 12, 2013. He was also a part of the five-judge bench which heard the Ayodhya land dispute case.