Justice DY Chandrachud today takes oath as 50th CJI

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Justice Dhananjaya Yeshwant (DY) Chandrachud today took oath as fiftieth CJI in the Supreme Court. CJI Chandrachud will serve a long duration of two years as Chief Justice of India and leave office on November 10, 2024.

He took oath of office under the administration of President of India Droupadi Murmu during the swearing-in ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

Justice Chandrachud became CJI after CJI Lalit who successfully finished his tenure on November 9. Present CJI Chandrachud will continue in the office till November 10, 2024.

Previous month the union government had noted the name of Dr Justice DY Chandrachud, Judge of the Pinnacle Court, as the upcoming CJI.

After taking the oath Justice Chandrachud paid respectful tribute to the Mahatma Gandhi statue in the compound atop Court,"to serve the nation is my priority. We'll protect all the citizens of India, be it in terms of technology or registry reforms, or judicial reforms" He delivered.

CJI Chandrachud was on 11th November, 1959, and got elevated to the Supreme Court on 13th May, 2016.

CJI Chandrachud earlier also worked as ASG of India from 1998 till he became a justice in the Bombay High Court. Earlier he was also a senior lawyer by the Bombay High Court in 1998 June.

He was involved as justice in many Constitution benches and landmark judgements of the Supreme Court of India including on cases relating to the Ayodhya And Babri masjid dispute, the right to privacy and right to adultery.

In his Initial talks to the press after the oath ceremony, "Serving the ordinary citizen is my priority," Chandrachud said and promised reforms in registry and judicial processes. He further informed the media that “My work, not words, will speak”.