Justice Ranjan Gogoi is set to take over as the new Chief Justice of India on October 3, 2018.
Earlier in January, Justice Ranjan Gogoi, one of the four Supreme Court judges held a press conference raising concerns about the administration of the apex court and the independence of judiciary against the present Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra.
ALSO READ: R. Madhavan takes charge as new HAL chairman
However, CJI Dipak Misra, as a matter of convention, recommended Justice Gogoi to be his successor.
Justice Ranjan Gogoi was appointed as a judge in the Gauhati High Court on February 28, 2001. He later became the Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on February 12, 2011. Justice Gogoi was elevated to the top court in April 2012.
Previously, he had headed the special bench that monitors the updation of National Register of Citizens to identify citizens and weed out illegally settled foreigners.