CJI Dipak Misra on Tuesday sent a letter to the Central government recommending Justice Ranjan Gogoi as next Chief Justice of India. Justice Gogoi is going to be sworn in as the next CJI on 3 October, a day after Justice Misra’s tenure ends.
The Chief Justice of India has written to the Ministry of Law and Justice endorsing and recommending the name of Justice Gogoi, the senior-most judge, as his successor. Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had recently asked Justice Misra to recommend his successor, setting in motion the process of a change of guard in the apex court. People familiar with this development confirmed that Justice Misra had decided to go by convention and recommend the name of Justice Gogoi, who is next in seniority to him, to succeed him.