Justice NV Ramana appointed as 48th CJI

New Delhi, Apr 6 (UNI) President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday appointed Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana as the new Chief Justice of India (CJI).

He will take oath on April 24, an official communication by the Centre said.

“The President of India, in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (2) of Article 124 of the Constitution of India, appointed Shri Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana, Judge of the Supreme Court, to be the Chief Justice of India. A notification in this regard has been issued by the Department of Justice, Ministry of Law & Justice today. The Warrant of Appointment and a copy of the Notification of Appointment have been handed over to Shri Justice NV Ramana,” A Rashtrapati Bhawan communiqué said.

Hailing from Ponnavaram Village in Andhra Pradesh’s Krishna district, Justice Ramana is a first-generation lawyer, having agricultural background.

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