New Chief Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde was on Monday has taken oath as the 47th Chief Equity of India by President Ram Nath Kovind. Bobde, 63, succeeds Justice Ranjan Gogoi who demitted office on Sunday. Sharad Bobde will have a tenure of around 17 months and would resign office on April 23, 2021. He is sworn-in as the 47th Chief Justice of India on Monday.

Chief Justice SA Bobde was on the seats that chosen the Ayodhya land debate case and held security to be an essential right. According to a statement, President Ram Nath Kovind will regulate the vow of office of Chief Justice of India to Justice Bobde at 9.30 am. He was moreover a part of the in-house board which has handled a controversial case related to charges of sexual harassment against Chief Justice Gogoi and gave him a clean chit, saying “no substance” was found within the charge levelled by a former employee.

Departing Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi on October 18 had suggested Justice Bobde as the senior-most judge of the apex court, as his successor. Born in Nagpur on April 24, 1956, he completed his graduation and has obtained a law degree from Nagpur College. He was selected on the role of the Bar Council of Maharashtra in 1978 and was designated as Senior Advocate in 1998.

His career as the Judge started on March 29, 2000, when he was appointed as Additional Judge within the Bombay High Court, and he rose to end up Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court on October 16, 2012. He was raised as a Judge of the Supreme Court on April 12, 2013.

Justice Gogoi, the 46th Chief Justice of India, took charge on October 3, 2018 and demitted office on November 17, 2019 (Sunday).