Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana was sworn in as the 48th Chief Justice of India by President Ram Nath Kovind after Justice SA Bobde retired. The new CJI was sworn in at a brief ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Among others Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Law Minister Ravi Shankar too attended the ceremony. On April 6, Justice Ramana was appointed as the Chief Justice of India.
After the swearing-in, the President congratulated the new CJI and wishes for a successful tenure.
Born in Ponnavaram village of Krishna district in Andhra Pradesh on August 27, 1957, Justice Ramana enrolled as an advocate on February 10, 1983. On June 27, 2000, Justice Ramana was appointed as a permanent judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court. The Justice even functioned as an acting Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court from March 10, 2013, to May 20, 2013.
On September 2, 2013, Justice Ramana was elevated as the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court. He was later appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court on February 17, 2014.