Justice NV Ramana sworn-in as new Chief Justice of India


President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday administered oath of office to 48th Chief Justice of India Justice N.V. Ramana in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu and other dignitaries at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

As the Chief Justice of India, Justice Ramana will have a term till August 26, 2022. Before his elevation to the Supreme Court on February 17, 2014, Justice Ramana was the chief justice of the Delhi High Court. Justice Ramana was appointed as judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court in 2000. He has also been the acting Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh high Court.

On April 6, the President had signed on the appointment of Justice N.V. Ramana as the next Chief Justice of India. Justice Ramana took over as Chief Justice after the retirement of Justice S.A. Bobde on April 23.

In October 2020, a huge controversy had erupted as the Andhra Pradesh chief minister had written to the then Chief Justice alleging state’s High Court was being used to “destabilize and topple his democratically elected government”. The letter alleged that Justice Ramana was trying to control the High Court and also trying to influence cases, which impact the state government. However, an in-house inquiry did not find any merit in these allegations.

Justice Ramana has presided over several high-profile cases in the top court. In March last year, Justice Ramana headed five-judge Constitution bench which declined to refer to a larger seven-judge bench a batch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the Centre’s decision to revoke provisions of Article 370, which gave special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.

In Anuradha Bhasin v. Union of India, January last year, Justice Ramana expounded on the nature of fundamental rights and declared that the right to freedom of speech and expression over the internet is a fundamental right. This judgment ensured the eventual return of internet in the Kashmir Valley.

In Foundation for Media Professionals v. State (UT OF J&K) matter, where petitioners sought high-speed internet, Justice Ramana headed bench which balanced the fundamental rights and the concerns of the state security and appointed a special committee to ensure that restrictions, if required, are narrowly tailored and not permanent in nature.

Justice Ramana also headed a three-judge bench which dealt with the legal questions emerging from the resignation of 17 rebel MLAs of Congress and JDS of Karnataka. Justice Ramana headed bench, also ordered expediting trial in pending cases against former and sitting MPs and MLAs.

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  1. Can any of other Telugu people even dream to achieve these heights in their life NO not atall it Happened before in 1983 when the great NTR sir shaked the country and showed stars to Indira Gandhi and wiped out congress from India now 2021 one more greatest of the great our NV Ramana . Pls note all Choudary haters fuck off u basterds u can’t even touch our shadow we are educated hardworking business ppl and respected all over the world

    • Mr. Vikram, we the people of AP n TG take pride in seeing NV Ramana garu as CJI, its not an ordinary task for a common man who is a journalist in Eenadu newspaper to achieve this feat. We bow n get inspired for his hard work, dedication, n sincerity towards his profession. Not for his caste. U probably might look at his caste… what rest all see is our telugodu at that stage… you don’t spoil his reputation and get him bad name with you silly comments

      • I agree. Even I’m from same community. Please do not repeat the same mistake what others did. If everyone start doing this, there will be no justice to common man. What you said is completely true Maganti. Please edit your response by removing caste statements. Please

    • It is not good. To point out caste. Vikram NTR lost mind And behaved to the tunes of one evil and lost pride and telugu people rejected him one time in1989 and in 1994. People dont care when he was dethrown by majarity tdp mlas. As long as leader is good. Then people respect else throw him in bin.


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