New Delhi: Justice Dr Dhananjaya Yeshwant Chadrachud was on Wednesday sworn-in as the 50th Chief Justice of India by President Droupadi Murmu at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Justice Chandrachud will continue to remain in office for two years and one day, and will demit the office on November 10, 2024.
History was made as Justice Chadrachud took oath as the 50th CJI at 10am, as Chandrachuds are the only father-son duo to have reached the position of the CJI.
His father, Justice YV Chandrachud was the 16th CJI, who was in office from February 22, 1978 to July 11, 1985, and served as the longest serving CJI till date for a tenure of more than seven years.
CJI Chandrachud took over the reins from his predecessor CJI Uday Umesh Lalit, who held the top post of the Indian judiciary for a brief tenure of 74 days from August 27 till November 8.