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Ranjan Gogoi appointed next Chief Justice
New Delhi: Justice Ranjan Gogoi was Thursday appointed as the 46th Chief Justice of India, according to the Law Ministry.
He would assume office on October 3 after present incumbent Dipak Misra retires a day before.
Justice Gogoi will have a tenure of a little over 13 months and would retire on November 17, 2019.
President Ramnath Kovind signed warrants of appointment of Justice Gogoi following which a notification announcing his appointment was issued.
Born on November 18, 1954, Justice Gogoi was enrolled as an advocate in 1978. He practised in the Gauhati High Court on constitutional, taxation and company matters.
He was appointed as a permanent judge of the Gauhati High Court on February 28, 2001. On September 9, 2010, he was transferred to the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
He was appointed as Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court on February 12, 2011 and then a judge of the Supreme Court on April 23, 2012.
Justice Misra had earlier this month recommended Justice Gogoi as his successor as per established practice of naming the senior-most judge after the CJI for the post. (PTI)