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Justice DY Chandrachud takes oath as 50th Chief Justice of India | India News

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NEW DELHI: Justice Dhananjaya Yeshwant (DY) Chandrachud on Wednesday took oath because the fiftieth Chief Justice of India (CJI). He may have a tenure of two years as CJI and demit workplace on November 10, 2024.
President Droupadi Murmu administered the oath of workplace of the CJI to Justice Chandrachud on the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Son of sixteenth CJI Yeshwant Vishnu Chandrachud, DY Chandrachud was appointed a decide of the Supreme Courtroom on Could 13, 2016.
Born on November 11, 1959, Chandrachud was the chief justice of the Allahabad excessive court docket from October 31, 2013 till his appointment to the Supreme Courtroom. Beforehand, he served as a decide of the Bombay excessive court docket from March 29, 2000.
Justice Chandrachud has been a part of a number of Structure benches and landmark verdicts of the highest court docket together with on issues referring to the Ayodhya land dispute, proper to privateness and adultery.
He was a part of the benches which delivered path-breaking judgments on decriminalising same-sex relations after it partially struck down Part 377 of the IPC, validity of the Aadhaar scheme and the Sabarimala difficulty. Final month, a bench headed by him expanded the scope of the Medical Termination of Being pregnant (MTP) Act and the corresponding guidelines to incorporate single ladies for abortion between 20-24 weeks of being pregnant.
Justice Chandrachud succeeds Justice UU Lalit, who demitted workplace on November 8, after a short tenure of 74 days. The Supreme Courtroom judges retire on the age of 65.
In October, Justice Lalit had beneficial Chandrachud’s identify as his successor.

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