New Delhi: Justice D. Y. Chandrachud took oath as a 50th Chief Justice of India (CJI) here on Wednesday. He was administered the oath of office by President Droupadi Murmu in Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Born on November 11, 1959, Justice Chandrachud was the chief justice of the Allahabad High Court from October 31, 2013. Also, he served as a judge of the Bombay high court from March 29, 2000.
After the swearing-in ceremony, Justice Chandrachud said that serving the ordinary citizen is his priority and promised reforms in registry and judicial process. “My work, not words, will speak,’’ he said in his first statement after taking oath as a 50th Chief Justice of India.
Justice D.Y. Chandrachud will serve as the head of the Supreme Court for a couple of years by November 10, 202. He succeeds Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, who was at the top post for a short tenure of 74 days.
He has been part of several constitution benches and landmark judgements, including in the Ayodhya land dispute and the right to privacy. He was also part of the benches that pronounced crucial judgements on decriminalizing same-sex relations by partially striking down section 377 of the IPC, the validity of Adhaar Scheme and the Sabarimala issue.