Justice Ranjan Gogoi.

Ranjan Gogoi Sworn In As 46th Chief Justice of India

Justice Ranjan Gogoi was sworn in as the 46th Chief Justice of India on Wednesday, 3 October 2018. The 63-year-old succeeded Justice Dipak Misra.

The oath was administered by President Ram Nath Kovind at a brief ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan’s Darbar Hall in New Delhi.

The newly sworn-in Chief Justice of India Gogoi will have a tenure of a little over 13 months and would retire on 17 November 2019.

Gogoi, after being sworn-in, said that the practise of mentioning for out of listing cases will stop and will not be entertained by him in the ordinary course. He also said that exceptions will be made only in cases with the urgency of getting killed, evicted or hanged the same day.

“What is the need for mentioning if the case will be listed within three days,”he asked the lawyers who were waiting to mention cases. “If somebody is going to be killed, evicted or hanged today, only such cases will be entertained to list them urgently,” Gogoi said.

Last year, Dipak Misra had stopped the practice of senior advocates mentioning cases, and said that only advocates on records will be permitted to mention cases. Now the practice has been stopped altogether except in extremely urgent cases.

Gogoi also suggested that he has a plan to try and tackle pendency of cases which has been a major hindrance to the functioning of the system.

(With inputs from Live Law and Bar and Bench)