Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra on Tuesday recommended Justice Ranjan Gogoi as his successor, PTI reported.
According to the PTI report, the CJI has written to the Ministry of Law and Justice endorsing and recommending the name of Justice Gogoi, senior-most judge, as the next CJI.
A report in The Indian Express said Justice Gogoi will be the first Chief Justice of India from North-east.
Born in 1954, Justice Ranjan Gogoi belongs to Assam’s Dibrugarh district. He completed his schooling in Assam and joined Delhi University’s St Stephens College for his graduation.
In 1978, Justice Gogoi was enrolled at the Bar in Gauhati High Court. After practicing at the court for nearly 23 years, he became the judge of Gauhati High Court in 2001. In 2010, Justice Gogoi was transferred to the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
Justice Gogoi was elevated as a judge of the Supreme Court in 2012.
Son of former Assam Chief Minister Keshab Chandra Gogoi, Justice Gogoi has authored a number of landmark judgments. He was also one of the four SC judges who held a rare press conference to highlight issues affecting Indian judiciary.
At present, Justice Gogoi is hearing the sensitive case of the process of finalising the National Register for Citizens for Assam, the Express report added.
Justice Gogoi will be sworn in as the next CJI on October 3.