Justice Uday Umesh Lalit Takes Oath As 49th Chief Justice Of India

Justice Uday Umesh Lalit Takes Oath As 49th Chief Justice Of India

New Delhi: Justice Uday Umesh Lalit took oath as the 49th Chief Justice of India on Saturday succeeding Justice NV Ramana who was also present during the swearing-in ceremony. President Droupadi Murmu administered him the oath in a brief ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhawan. Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Ministers were also present during the ceremony. 

Justice Lalit will have a brief stint of around two months as he will resign from the office on November 8. 

Justice Uday Umesh Lalit sworn in as 49th Chief Justice of India

— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) August 27, 2022

He is the second CJI to be nominated immediately from the Bar without first serving as a high court judge. Only Justice SM Sikri, who served as CJI from January 1971 to April 1973, was chosen straight from the Bar.

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