The Chief Justice of India (CJI) is the head of the judiciary of India and the Supreme Court of India. The CJI also heads its administrative functions. In accordance with Article 145 of the Constitution of India and the Supreme Court Rules of Procedure of 1966, the Chief Justice allocates all work to the other judges who are bound to refer the matter back to him or her (for re-allocation) in any case where they require it to be looked into by a larger bench of more judges. The present CJI is Justice Uday Umesh Lalit and is the 49th CJI since January 1950, the year the Constitution came into effect and the Supreme Court came into being. He will assume charge on August 27, 2022, after incumbent NV Ramana demits office on August 26 and will remain in office till November 8, 2022, the day he retires on turning 65 years of age.
Shri Uday Umesh Lalit - Current Chief Justice of India
|1. Who is the current Chief Justice of India?
|2. How is the Chief Justice of India appointed?
|3. What is the term of office for the Chief Justice of India?
|4. How many Chief Justices of India have served till now?
|5. What are the roles and responsibilities of the Chief Justice of India?