A famend senior advocate, he was appointed a decide of the Supreme Court docket on August 13, 2014
New Delhi: Justice Uday Umesh Lalit was on Wednesday appointed because the forty ninth Chief Justice of India with President Droupadi Murmu signing his warrant of appointment.
He’ll assume cost on August 27 after incumbent N V Ramana demits workplace the day earlier than. He can have a quick tenure as the pinnacle of India’s judiciary and would demit workplace on November 8 after holding the cost because the CJI for practically three months.
Whereas Supreme Court docket judges retire on attaining the age of 65 years, judges of the 25 excessive courts retire at 62.
Justice Lalit would be the second CJI who was instantly elevated to the apex courtroom bench from the Bar. Justice S M Sikri, who grew to become the thirteenth CJI in January 1971, was the primary lawyer to be elevated on to the highest courtroom bench in March 1964.
“In train of the powers conferred by clause (2) of Article 124 of the Structure of India, the President is happy to nominate Shri Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, decide of the Supreme Court docket, to be the Chief Justice of India with impact from 27 August, 2022,” a regulation ministry notification stated.
Prime officers of the division of justice, together with principal secretary to the prime minister P Ok Mishra met Justice Lalit and handed over the warrant of appointment, sources stated.
Justice Lalit has been a part of a number of landmark judgements together with the one which held the observe of divorce via on the spot triple talaq amongst Muslims unlawful and unconstitutional.
A famend senior advocate, he was appointed a decide of the Supreme Court docket on August 13, 2014.
He shifted his observe to Delhi in January 1986, and in April 2004, he was designated as a senior advocate by the apex courtroom.
He was appointed a particular public prosecutor for the CBI to conduct trial within the 2G spectrum allocation case.
He has since been concerned in supply of a number of landmark judgements of the apex courtroom.
Within the triple talaq verdict, whereas the then CJI J S Khehar and Justice S Abdul Nazeer had been in favour of placing on maintain the judgement for six months and asking the federal government to come back out with a regulation to that impact, justices Kurian Joseph, R F Nariman and Lalit held the observe as violative of the Structure.
Justices Khehar, Joseph and Nariman have since retired.