Justice DY Chandrachud takes oath as 50th Chief Justice of India

Justice Chandrachud on Wednesday was sworn in as the 50th India Chief Justice.He was administered the oath of office by President Droupadi Murmu at the swearing-in ceremony in the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

New Delhi: Chief Justice of India-designate Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud leaves his residence for the oath taking ceremony, in New Delhi, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022.

"In exercise of the power conferred by Article 124 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint Dr DY Chandrachud, Judge of the Supreme Court, as the Chief Justice of India.

Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and others were present for Justice DY Chandrachud's swearing-in ceremony.

Last Month, the Centre Government notified the name of Dr Justice Dhananjaya Yashwant Chandrachud, Judge of the Supreme Court, as the Chief Justice of India, with effect from November 9, 2022.

Justice DY Chandrachud succeeds Chief Justice UU Lalit who retired on November 9. He will have a tenure till November 10, 2024.

Justice DY Chandrachud's father Justice YV Chandrachud was the 16th Chief Justice of India serving from February 2, 1978, to July 11, 1985.

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