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Bobde to be next CJI, take oath on 18 November

Some of the important verdicts by benches of which Justice Bobde was part are on Diwali crackers, Aadhaar, abortion, religious sensitivity…


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Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde was on Tuesday appointed as the 47th Chief Justice of India. Sources in the government said that his appointment warrant had been signed by President Ram Nath Kovind and that a formal notification to that effect would be issued soon. The 63-year-old judge will be sworn in as CJI on 18 November. Justice Bobde will continue in this post for 17 months till 23 April 2021.

Justice Bobde is the second-most senior judge of the Supreme Court after the Chief Justice. He has previously been the Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court. According to the convention, the current Chief Justice writes a letter and recommends the name of the judge who will take over this post. On 18 October, Justice Gogoi wrote a letter to President Kovind recommending the name of Justice Bobde.

Justice Ranjan Gogoi was sworn in as the 46th Chief Justice of India on 3 October 2018. The Ayodhya verdict, among judgments in a few other important cases, is expected during the tenure of Justice Gogoi. During his tenure as the Chief Justice, the Supreme Court has heard many historical cases including petitions on Ayodhya case, the National Register of Citizens (NRC), petitions against the virtual scrapping of Article 370, etc.

Justice SA Bobde: Career milestones

Justice Sharad Avarind Bobade was born on 24 April 1956 in Nagpur, Maharashtra.

He is serving as the Chancellor of Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai and Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur.

He joined the Maharashtra Bar Council in 1978.

He practised law at the Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court.

He became an additional judge in the Bombay High Court in the year 2000.

He was appointed as the Chief Justice in Madhya Pradesh High Court.

In 2013, Justice Bobde was appointed a judge in the Supreme Court. He will retire on 23 April 2021.

Notable judgments by Justice Bobde


A three-judge bench of the Indian Supreme Court, comprising Justices Bobde, Jasti Chelameswar and Chokkalingam Nagappan, ratified an earlier order of the Supreme Court and clarified that no Indian citizen without an Aadhaar card could be deprived of basic services and government subsidies.


A two-judge bench of the Indian Supreme Court, comprising Justices Bobde and L Nageswara Rao in 2017, rejected a woman’s plea seeking termination of her foetus, based on the medical board’s report that the 26-week-old foetus had a chance of survival.

Religious feelings

A two-judge bench of the Indian Supreme Court, comprising Justices Bobde and L Nageswara Rao in 2017, upheld the ban by the Karnataka Government of a book by Mate Mahadevi on the ground that it outraged the religious feelings of Lord Basavanna’s followers.


A three-judge bench of the Indian Supreme Court, comprising Justices Bobde, TS Thakur and Arjan Kumar Sikri in 2016, in relation to the extreme air pollution in the National Capital Region, suspended the sales of firecrackers in the region.

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