Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana, the seniormost decide of the Supreme Court docket after Chief Justice S A Bobde, was sworn in because the 48th Chief Justice of India on Saturday. Justice Ramana may have a tenure of over sixteen months — till August 26, 2022.
“In train of the powers conferred by clause (2) of Article 124 of the Structure of India, the President is happy to nominate Shri Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana, Decide of the Supreme Court docket, to be the Chief Justice of India with impact from April 24, 2021,” mentioned a Ministry of Legislation and Justice notification.
Justice Ramana takes over at a time when the judiciary is adjusting to perform within the digital mode whereas guaranteeing un-interrupted entry to justice to residents. As Chairperson of the Nationwide Authorized Providers Authority, Justice Ramana led efforts to make sure coaching to legal professionals and litigants to adapt to e-courts throughout the pandemic.
Born on August 27, 1957, in Ponnavaram of Krishna district in Andhra Pradesh, Justice Ramana is the youngest of this three siblings. His dad and mom Nuthalapati Ganapathi Rao and Sarojini had been humble agriculturists. Though he briefly labored as a journalist for Telugu newspaper Eenadu, as a primary technology lawyer, he enrolled as an advocate and arrange apply in Vijayawada in 1983.
He subsequently moved to Hyderabad and later served as Further Advocate Normal of Andhra Pradesh. In June 2000, he was appointed a everlasting decide of the AP Excessive Court docket and in 2014 was elevated to the Supreme Court docket.
Throughout his tenure within the Supreme Court docket, Justice Ramana has advocated the necessity to implement regional languages because the language of the courtroom to extend participation of rural litigants within the trial course of.
He is among the few judges who shows his nameplate outdoors his official residence in Telugu, his mom tongue. By the way, Justice Ramana is barely the second CJI from Andhra Pradesh after Justice Ok Subba Rao who was CJI between 1966-67.