Mrs. Draupadi Murmu, the honorable President of India, has appointed Justice DY Chandrachud, the senior-most justice on the Supreme Court, as the 50th Chief Justice of India, according to Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju’s announcement on Monday. On November 9, he said, Justice Chandrachud will take over as Chief Justice of India.
Union minister Kiren Rijuju, in a tweet, stated, “In exercise of the power conferred by the Constitution of India, President appoints Dr. Justice DY Chandrachud, Judge, Supreme Court as the Chief Justice of India with effect from 9th November 2022.”
Let’s Have A Look At Justice DY Chandrachud’s Journey:
Justice DY Chandrachud earned his BA (Hons) in economics from St Stephen’s College in New Delhi, his LLB from Campus Law Centre of Delhi University, and his LLM and Doctor of Jurisprudential Sciences (SJD) degrees from Harvard Law School in the United States. In 1998, Mr. Chandrachud was designated as a senior advocate by the Bombay High Court. Furthermore, he also held the position of Additional Solicitor General up till his appointment as a judge.
He was even a visiting professor of comparative constitutional law at the University of Mumbai and also practised law at the Supreme Court and Bombay High Court. Furthermore, the incumbent Chief Justice of India, UU Lalit, will be succeeded by Justice Chandrachud, who has served on various Constitution benches and delivered some of the historic rulings of the Supreme Court on issues such as the Ayodhya land dispute, the right to privacy, and adultery.
Moreover, Justice DY Chandrachud was also a part of the benches that delivered some of the most historic rulings. Likewise, the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act and the related rules were recently expanded by a bench he presided over to include unmarried women for abortions in 20 and 24 weeks of pregnancy. Similarly, he was a part of the benches that made some of the path-breaking rulings on the Aadhaar scheme, Section 377 of the IPC, and the Sabarimala issue.