Justice Ranjan Gogoi has been sworn-in as the 46th Chief Justice of India by President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, cabinet ministers and former PM Manmohan Singh were present for the oath-taking ceremony.
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.
His father Keshab Chandra Gogoi served as the 9th chief minister of Assam in 1982 and was a Congress politician. Keshab Gogoi was also a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) from the state’s Dibrugarh constituency.
Ranjan Gogoi’s tenure as the CJI will continue till November 17, 2019, a day before he turns 65 years old. He will be presiding over key cases including the Ayodhya title suit and the NRC in Assam.
Speaking at a session on Monday, Ranjan Gogoi said that pendency of cases is bringing a disrepute to the entire judicial system. However, he also said that he has a plan to combat this problem.