Ranjan Gogoi – The 46th Chief Justice of India : Some Facts


Ranjan Gogoi, the successor of Dipak Misra as the Chief Justice of India became the 46th CJI after the oath taking ceremony conducted today. His oath was administered by the President of India Sri Ram Nath Kovind. The ceremony was also attached by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and many other cabinet ministers.

Below are some facts about Ranjan Gogoi that you may all like to know :-


  • Ranjan Gogoi was born on 18 November 1954 in Dibrugarh, Assam.
  • His father, Kesab Chandra Gogoi also served as a Chief Minister of Assam in 1982.
  • He is the first person from any North – Eastern state of India to become a Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
  • He started his practise as an advocate in the Gauhati High Court in 1978.
  • He became a Permanent Judge of the same court on February 28, 2001.
  • On September 9, 2010 he was transferred to Punjab and Haryana High Court of which he became the Chief Justice on February 12, 2011.
  • On April 23, 2012 he was promoted and appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court by the then President Pratibha Patel.
  • On 3rd October, 2018, ie, today,  he assumed duty as the CJI. He will retain this post till his retirement at the age of 75 on November 17, 2019.
  • His tenure as the CJI will be of a little over 13 months.
  • During his career till now, he have been involved in several high profile and sensitive cases. But as a judge he is known to be a tough one.
  • He was one of the four judges of the Apex court who raised voice against the diplomacy and problems going on inside the highest judicial house.
  • He is known to be very strict and disciplined regarding his duties and in his very first speech as a CJI he made it clear that he is not going to change any of it.

As soon as Justice Gogoi was appointed the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court he vailed his plans to bring changes into the judicial system. And going by the kind of people that he is known to be we can only expect good things from him. Now it’s only a matter of time and waiting to see what he does in his considerably short tenure as a CJI to immortalize his name in  the field of law and serve the people at the same time.


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