After giving landmark decision like decriminalising Homosexuality section 377, The Chief Justice of India Deepak Mishra will now hand over the charges to Justice Ranjan Gagoi as the new Chief Justice of India. He will the first Chief Justice from Assam.
Justice Ranjan Gagoi will be the 46th Chief Justice of India and he will sit to the office from October 3, 2018. The appointment came just after the 10 days before an announcement made by the Chief Justice Dipak Mishra to announce Justice Ranjan Gagoi as his successor.
The tenure for the new Chief Justice of India will be of 13 months till he gets retired on November 17, 2019.
Born as a native of Assam in November 18, 1954, Justice Ranjan Gagoi started his career by joining the bar in 1978 and from there he practiced in Guwahati High court. On February 28, 2001, he was elevated as the permanent judge of Guwahati High Court and later on transferred to Punjab and Haryana High Court on September 9, 2010. On April 23, 2012, he was appointed as the Supreme Court judge.
Born in a political family, Justice Ranjan Gagoi is the son of former Assam Chief Minister Keshab Chandra Gagoi. Throughout his life, Justice Ranjan Gagoi has dealt with the issues of corruption and led the team of judges who ordered the government to set up special courts to try MPs and MLAs to decriminalise politics.
He came to the National News limelight by heading various cases including Rajiv Gandhi assassination case and by leading the Sensitive NRC issue. Justice Ranjan Gagoi has also passed the judgement against the Uttar Pradesh State Law who allowed all the former Minister of Uttar Pradesh to stay at their bungalows with other perks.