Dipak Misra Recommends Justice Gogoi, As Successor wrote to the government

NEW DELHI: Chief Justice of India Dipak Mishra has recommended the name of Justice Ranjan Gogoi as his successor with a month to his retirement. Justice Gogoi, the second senior-most judge in the Supreme Court, will take charge on October 3 as the next Chief Justice of India.

This comes after the Law Ministry a few days ago asked Chief Justice Dipak Misra to recommend his successor. It is convention for the law ministry to write to the Chief Justice asking for his recommendation on the man who will replace him. Justice Gogoi created a stir as a judge of the Supreme Court in 2016, when he issued contempt notice against a retired judge of the court, Markandeya Katju.

Justice Gogoi started his legal career as an advocate in the Gauhati High court in 1978. Thereafter, he was appointed as a judge to the high court in 2001 in the Gauhati high court itself. Ranjan Gogoi was elevated as a judge of the Supreme Court in April 2012.

As per the law, the outgoing Chief Justice sends the recommendation for his successor 30 days before he is to assume office so that the Chief Justice-designate is named before time.

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