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SSC CPO notes: Chief Justice of India – Appointment Procedure and List of all CJI

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In this blog, we will add, the Procedure of appointment of Chief Justice of India and the List of All the Chief Justice of India Since Independence, to your SSC CPO notes. This will be very important for the revision round of your SSC CPO notes for SSC CPO 2018 exam. For Additional SSC CPO notes – CLICK HERE

SSC CPO notes – Procedure of Appointment of Chief Justice of India

The following is the procedure of appointment of Chief Justice of India as per the Memorandum from the Department of Justice (Govt. of India)

The Chief Justice of India and the Judges of the Supreme Court are appointed by the President under clause (2) of Article 124 of the Constitution.

CHIEF JUSTICE OF INDIA:

  • Appointment to the office of the Chief Justice of India should be of the senior most Judge of the Supreme Court considered fit to hold the office. The Union Minister of Law, Justice and Company Affairs would, at the appropriate time, seek the recommendation of the outgoing Chief Justice of India for the appointment of the next Chief Justice of India.
  • Whenever there is any doubt about the fitness of the senior most Judge to hold the office of the Chief Justice of India, consultation with other Judges as envisaged in Article 124 (2) of the Constitution would be made for the appointment of the next Chief Justice of India.
  • After receipt of the recommendation of the Chief Justice of India, the Union Minister of Law, Justice and Company Affairs will put up the recommendation to the Prime Minister who will advise the President in the matter of appointment.

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Following is the List of All the Chief Justice of India from Independence till date.

SSC CPO notes – List of Chief Justice of India

Number Name Date of Apointment Date of retirement
1 H J Kania 26-Jan-50 06-Nov-51
2 M. Patanjali Sastri 07-Nov-51 03-Jan-54
3 Mehr Chand Mahajan 04-Jan-54 22-Dec-54
4 Bijan Kumar Mukherjea 23-Dec-54 31-Jan-56
5 Sudhi Ranjan Das 01-Feb-56 30-Sep-59
6 Bhuvaneshwar Prasad Sinha 01-Oct-59 31-Jan-64
7 P. B. Gajendragadkar 01-Feb-64 15-Mar-66
8 Amal Kumar Sarkar 16-Mar-66 29-Jun-66
9 Koka Subba Rao 30-Jun-66 11-Apr-67
10 Kailas Nath Wanchoo 12-Apr-67 24-Feb-68
11 Mohammad Hidayatullah[2] 25-Feb-68 16-Dec-70
12 Jayantilal Chhotalal Shah 17-Dec-70 21-Jan-71
13 Sarv Mittra Sikri 22-Jan-71 25-Apr-73
14 Ajit Nath Ray 26-Apr-73 27-Jan-77
15 Mirza Hameedullah Beg 28-Jan-77 21-Feb-78
16 Yeshwant Vishnu Chandrachud 22-Feb-78 11-Jul-85
17 Prafullachandra Natwarlal Bhagwati 12-Jul-85 20-Dec-86
18 Raghunandan Swarup Pathak 21-Dec-86 18-Jun-89
19 Engalaguppe Seetharamiah Venkataramiah 19-Jun-89 17-Dec-89
20 Sabyasachi Mukharji 18-Dec-89 25-Sep-90
21 Ranganath Misra 26-Sep-90 24-Nov-91
22 Kamal Narain Singh 25-Nov-91 12-Dec-91
23 Madhukar Hiralal Kania 13-Dec-91 17-Nov-92
24 Lalit Mohan Sharma 18-Nov-92 11-Feb-93
25 Manepalli Narayana Rao Venkatachaliah 12-Feb-93 24-Oct-94
26 Aziz Mushabber Ahmadi 25-Oct-94 24-Mar-97
27 Jagdish Sharan Verma 25-Mar-97 17-Jan-98
28 Madan Mohan Punchhi 18-Jan-98 09-Oct-98
29 Adarsh Sein Anand 10-Oct-98 31-Oct-01
30 Sam Piroj Bharucha 01-Nov-01 05-May-02
31 Bhupinder Nath Kirpal 06-May-02 07-Nov-02
32 Gopal Ballav Pattanaik 08-Nov-02 18-Dec-02
33 V. N. Khare 19-Dec-02 01-May-04
34 S. Rajendra Babu 02-May-04 31-May-04
35 Ramesh Chandra Lahoti 01-Jun-04 31-Oct-05
36 Yogesh Kumar Sabharwal 01-Nov-05 13-Jan-07
37 K. G. Balakrishnan 14-Jan-07 12-May-10
38 S. H. Kapadia 12-May-10 28-Sep-12
39 Altamas Kabir 29-Sep-12 18-Jul-13
40 P. Sathasivam 19-Jul-13 26-Apr-14
41 Rajendra Mal Lodha 27-Apr-14 27-Sep-14
42 H. L. Dattu 28-Sep-14 02-Dec-15
43 T. S. Thakur 03-Dec-15 03-Jan-17
44 Jagdish Singh Khehar 04-Jan-17 27-Aug-17
45 Dipak Misra 28-Aug-17 Incumbent

 

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