Ranjan Gogoi Sworn In As Chief Justice Of India, To Remain In Office Till November 2019: Highlights

Justice Gogoi is the first person from the North East to become the Chief Justice of India.

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Ranjan Gogoi Sworn In As Chief Justice Of India, To Remain In Office Till November 2019: Highlights

Justice Ranjan Gogoi is the first person from the North East to become the Chief Justice of India.

New Delhi: 

Justice Ranjan Gogoi has been sworn in today as the 46th Chief Justice of India. Justice Gogoi succeeds Justice Dipak Misra, who retired on October 1. Justice Gogoi was administered oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind in the Rastrapathi Bhavan. He is the first person from the North East to become the Chief Justice of India.

Justice Gogoi was among four most senior judges who called a press conference in January and criticised Justice Dipak Misra on various issues, especially the manner of allocation of cases to certain benches. Justices J Chelameswar (since retired), Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph were among those who addressed the press conference, perhaps a first in the history of the Indian judiciary.

Here are the Highlights on Justice Ranjan Gogoi's swearing-in:


Oct 03, 2018
13:07 (IST)
Will work out parameters for urgent mentioning and hearing of cases: Justice Gogoi

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi said "parameters" will be worked out for urgent mentioning and hearing of cases.

Justice Gogoi said "no urgent mentioning of cases will be allowed" till certain parameters are fixed for it. "We will work out the parameters then we will see as to how mentioning will be done," he said.

"If somebody is going to be hanged tomorrow, then we can understand (urgency)", the CJI said.
Oct 03, 2018
12:34 (IST)
"Congratulate Justice #RanjanGogoi on swearing in as the 46th Chief Justice of India. His scholarship and vast repertoire of experience will benefit India immensely. Wishing him the very best for a fulfilling tenure," Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik tweeted.
Oct 03, 2018
12:04 (IST)
Oct 03, 2018
12:03 (IST)
Justice Ranjan Gogoi Sworn In As 46th Chief Justice of India
Justice Ranjan Gogoi took oath as the 46th Chief Justice of India. Justice Gogoi succeeds Justice Dipak Misra, who retired on October 1. Justice Gogoi was administered oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind in the Rastrapathi Bhavan."
Oct 03, 2018
11:32 (IST)
Oct 03, 2018
11:12 (IST)
Oct 03, 2018
10:57 (IST)
Justice Gogoi will have a tenure till November 2019.
Oct 03, 2018
10:49 (IST)

Justice Gogoi is being administed oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind
Oct 03, 2018
10:17 (IST)

Justice Gogoi started his legal career in the Gauhati High court. He later became the permanent Judge on February 28, 2001.

Subsequently, he was transferred to the Punjab and Haryana High Court on September 9, 2010, and became its Chief Justice on February 12, 2011. 

He was elevated as the judge of the Supreme Court on 23 April 2012 and will have a tenure till November 2019.
Oct 03, 2018
10:06 (IST)
As CJI, Justice Gogoi will also be heading the bench of the top court that, for the first time in its history, will face a camera inside courtroom for live-streaming of the proceedings.

The pilot project aimed at bringing "transparency and accountability" to the judicial process will initially live-stream only cases of national and constitutional importance.

Oct 03, 2018
09:42 (IST)
Justice Gogoi recently said his priority would be to reduce the pendency of cases in the Supreme Court.
Oct 03, 2018
09:15 (IST)

Justice Gogoi was among four most senior judges who called a press conference in January and criticised Justice Dipak Misra on various issues, especially the manner of allocation of cases to certain benches. 
Oct 03, 2018
09:12 (IST)
Justice Gogoi will be administered oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind at a function in the Rastrapathi Bhavan. 
Oct 03, 2018
09:12 (IST)
Justice Ranjan Gogoi will be sworn in today as the  46th Chief Justice of India. He will succeed Justice Deipak Misra, who retired on October 1.
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