New delhi sources stated that Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde was on monday administered oath as the 47th Chief Justice of india by President ram Nath Kovind. Justice Bobde, 63, succeeds Justice ranjan gogoi who demitted office on Sunday. Meanwhile Justice Bobde will have tenure of around 17 months and would demit office on april 23, 2021.
Meanwhile Justice Bobde has been chosen following the rule of seniority and his name was recommended by Justice Gogoi in a letter to the Centre. Furthermore the CJI said that he believes people's reputation cannot be sacrificed just to satisfy the desire of citizens to know. Perhaps he would prefer a conservative approach on the issue of disclosing the Collegium's entire deliberations on rejection of names for appointment in the higher judiciary.
Moreover Justice Gogoi had taken note of vacancies and lack of infrastructure in courts and has been monitoring them by issuing directions to all states and respective high courts to do the needful. Apparently Justice Bobde is the son of eminent senior advocate Arvind Shriniwas Bobde. Bobde was born on april 24, 1956 in nagpur, Maharashtra, Justice Bobde completed Bachelor of Arts and LLB degrees from nagpur university and he was enrolled as an advocate of the Bar Council of maharashtra in 1978 and he was designated as senior advocate in 1998.