Justice Ranjan Gogoi was on Wednesday sworn in as the 46th Chief Justice of India.
He succeeds Justice Dipak Misra. President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath to the 63 year old Justice Gogoi at breif ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan’s Darbar hall.
Cabinet ministers and former PM Manmohan Singh were present for the oath-taking ceremony.
Justice Gogoi will have a tenure of a little over 13 months and would retire on November 17, 2019.
Justice Gogoi was born on 18 November, 1954, in Assam’s Dibrugarh district. He is the first person from the North-Eastern states to hold the post of Chief Justice of India.