CJI Ranjan Gogoi has started the process of the appointment of his successor. He has written a letter to the Central Government recommending Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde as the next Chief Justice of India, official sources told PTI. With a tenure of eight years in Supreme Court of India, Justice Bobde is in line to be the next Chief Justice of India, with effect from 19 November 2019, after superannuation of Justice Gogoi. Justice Bobde has served as former Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court. He will serve as CJI till his retirement on 23 April 2021.
Justice Gogoi, who was sworn in as the 46th Chief Justice of India on October 3, 2018, will demit the office on November 17. The chief justice has gone by the convention to recommend the name of the next senior judge after him as his successor.