Chief Justice of India UU Lalit on Tuesday recommended Justice DY Chandrachud as his successor. The Chief Justice, who retires on November 8, has handed over the letter of recommendation to Justice Chandrachud.
The Union Law ministry last Friday wrote to CJI, requesting him to name his successor.
Justice Dhananjaya Yeshwant Chandrachud completed his LLB at Delhi University. He then studied at Harvard University after receiving the prestigious Inlaks Scholarship. At Harvard, he completed his Masters in Law (LLM) and Doctorate in Juridical Sciences (SJD).
Justice Chandrachud will be the 50th Chief Justice of India and would have a tenure of two years. He is due to retire on November 10, 2024.
He is the son of the 16th and longest-serving Chief Justice of India, Justice YV Chandrachud.
The timing of the move too assumed significance as the Chief Justice cannot preside over any meeting of the collegium, the Supreme Court body for the appointments of judges, or clear any appointment once his successor is named, reports NDTV.
Citing the same rule, Justice Lalit had prevented his predecessor Justice NV Ramana from clearing two appointments.