Justice DY Chandrachud appointed as the 50th Chief Justice of India
by The Canadian Parvasi
Justice DY Chandrachud has been appointed as the next Chief Justice of India by President Draupadi Murmu. He is to be sworn in on November 9, 2022, after his predecessor Justice Uday Umesh Lalit retires after reaching the age of 65 after having a short-lived tenure of only 71 days.
Justice Chandrachud is scheduled to hold the position of CJI for the next two years and under regular terms, is supposed to demit the office on October 10, 2022.
Breaking the news, Union Minister Kiran Rijiju took to Twitter to state, “In exercise of the power conferred by the Constitution of India, Hon’ble President appoints Dr. Justice DY Chandrachud, Judge, Supreme Court as the Chief Justice of India with effect from 9th November, 22.”
In exercise of the power conferred by the Constitution of India, Hon'ble President appoints Dr. Justice DY Chandrachud, Judge, Supreme Court as the Chief Justice of India with effect from 9th November, 22.
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) October 17, 2022
This, however, is not Chandrachud’s first time becoming a social media hot topic. On October 15, 2022, The to-be-CJI spoke at the 9th convocation of National Law University (NLU), Delhi, where he reportedly suggested the audience of young legal professionals to “incorporate feminist thinking in the way you deal with law”. This statement, predictably, took Twitter by storm with some of the netizens agreeing with his school of thought while others used it to regard him as ‘biased.’