Shri Justice Uday Umesh Lalit has been Appointed as Next Chief Justice of India

New Delhi, 11 August 2022 : In Exercise of the Powers conferred by Clause (2) of Article 124 of the Constitution of India, the President of India is pleased to appoint Shri Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, Judge of the Supreme Court, to be the Chief Justice of India with effect from 27th August 2022.

Justice U U Lalit has been appointed as 49th Chief Justice of India (CJI) on Wednesday after President Droupadi Murmu signed his warrant of appointment.

Justice Lalit will assume charge on August 27, a day after Justice N.V. Ramana demits office as the CJI. Justice Lalit will have a brief tenure as he will demit office on November 8 after holding the charge as the CJI for a little under three months.

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