Chief Justice of India

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Chief Justice of India
Emblem of India
Dhananjaya Chandrachud

since 9 November 2022
StyleThe Honourable (formal)

The Chief Justice of the Republic of India is the head of the judicial branch of the government of India and the chief judge of the Supreme Court of India, which makes them the highest ranking officer of the Indian federal judiciary. The Chief Justice of India is appointed by the President of India with the advice and consent of the Parliament to serve until they reach the age of sixty-five, resign, are impeached or die. The current chief justice of India is Dhananjaya Y. Chandrachud.[1]

Oath of affirmation[change | change source]

I, <name>, having been appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India do swear in the name of God/solemnly affirm that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of India as by law established, that I will uphold the sovereignty and integrity of India, that I will duly and faithfully and to the best of my ability, knowledge and judgment perform the duties of my office without fear or favour, affection or ill-will and that I will uphold the Constitution and the laws.

— Constitution of India, Third Schedule, Part IV

References[change | change source]

  1. "Justice U U Lalit sworn in as 49th Chief Justice of India". The Indian Express. 2022-08-27. Retrieved 2022-08-28.