Justice RM Lodha to be next Chief Justice of India

Justice RM Lodha to be next
Chief Justice of India:

Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha will
take over as the next Chief
Justice of India from present
incumbent Justice P Sathasivam
who retires later this month, it
was officially announced on
Friday.

Justice Lodha (64), who is the
most senior judge of the apex
court after Justice Sathasivam,
will assume his new charge on
April 27 and will have a brief
tenure of five months as CJI and
is due to retire on September 27
this year.

“In exercise of the powers … the
President is pleased to appoint
Shri Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha,
Judge of the Supreme Court, to
be the Chief Justice of India with
effect from April 27, 2014,” a
law ministry statement said
here.

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