The President of India has appointed Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the next Chief Justice of India. He will assume the office of Chief Justice on 3rd October 2018 after the retirement of the current Chief Justice, Justice Dipak Misra.
Born on 18th November 1954, Justice Rajan Gogoi was enrolled as an advocate in 1978. He practised in the Gauhati High Court on constitutional, taxation and company matters. He was appointed as a Permanent Judge of the Gauhati High Court on 28th February 2001. On 9th September 2010, he was transferred to the Punjab & Haryana High Court. Justice Ranjan Gogoi was appointed as Chief Justice of Punjab & Haryana High Court on 12th February 2011. He was appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 23rd April 2012.