New Delhi: Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde was sworn in as the 47th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court on Monday. He replaced Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, who retired on November 17. Justice Bobde's term is 17 months. He will retire on 23 April 2021. President Ramnath Kovind administered the oath to him.
Justice Bobde was born on 24 April 1956 in Nagpur, Maharashtra. He obtained a law degree from Nagpur University. It was then appointed as Additional Judge of the Bombay High Court in 2000. Then in 2012, he held the post of Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court. In April 2013, he was appointed to the Supreme Court. Justice Bobde was involved in the committee set up to investigate allegations of sexual harassment against former CJI Gogoi.
Justice Bobde is fond of bike riding
A close aide of Justice Bobde states that he is very happy and soft-spoken. He loves bike riding and dogs. He likes to read books in free time. They live at home with great simplicity and this simplicity is seen everywhere.
The tenure of former Chief Justice Gogoi was 13 months and 15 days
Former Chief Justice Gogoi was sworn in as the 46th Chief Justice on 3 October 2018. His tenure was 13 months and 15 days. Justice Gogoi visited Kamakhya Devi twice during his tenure. He gave a historic verdict on the Ayodhya dispute. Reconsideration petition dismissed in Rafael case. The Chief Justice was included in the purview of RTI.