New Delhi: The Chief Justice of India’s office on Saturday proposed the name of Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the next head of the judiciary of the country, sources told ANI.
If appointed, Justice Gogoi, who is the second senior-most judge in the court, will be the 46th Chief Justice of India and will replace the incumbent Dipak Misra, who will retire on October 2 this year.
As per protocol, the sitting CJI has to name his successor, after which clearance has to be sought from the central government and then the President of the country.
It may be noted that Justice Gogoi, along with the other Justices Jasti Chelameswar, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph, revolted against CJI Misra, following which the apex court was thrown into its biggest ever crisis.
Born in 1954, Justice Gogoi was appointed as a permanent judge of the Guwahati High Court on February 28, 2001, and was elevated as a Supreme Court judge on April 23, 2012.