New Delhi :
Justice Ranjan Gogoi, the second senior most judge in the Supreme Court, will take charge as the next Chief Justice of India on October 3, sources have told NDTV.
Chief Justice Dipak Misra will soon endorse Justice Gogoi’s name as his successor, keeping with the tradition of naming the judge next in seniority as the chief justice, sources said.
Justice Gogoi, sources say, will be the Chief Justice till November 17, next year.
This comes after the Law Ministry a few days ago asked Chief Justice Dipak Misra to recommend his successor. It is convention for the law ministry to write to the Chief Justice asking for his recommendation on the man who will replace him.