On Wednesday, Justice D Y Chandrachud became India’s 50th Chief Justice. In his second term as CJI, Justice Chandrachud will succeed Uday Umesh Lalit as the most senior judge in the apex court.
Y V Chandrachud’s son, Justice Chandrachud, was sworn in today at Rashtrapati Bhavan by President Droupadi Murmu. Former CJI UU Lalit recommended him for the top job on October 11.
Justice DY Chandrachud formally takes oath as the new Chief Justice of India pic.twitter.com/JY0xdSrLEB
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The tenure of his predecessor, Justice Lalit, was just 74 days, but Chandrachud’s is until November 10, 2024.
On May 13, 2016, Justice Chandrachud became the new chief justice. As part of several Constitution benches and landmark verdicts, he participated in the Ayodhya land dispute, privacy issues, and adultery cases.
In just the last month, a bench led by Justice Chandrachud expanded the scope of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act and the corresponding rules to include unmarried women.
As he was sworn in, Justice Chandrachud told The Deccan Era that his mission was to make the judicial system “more simple, more transparent, more efficient so that common citizens can interact with the judicial system more easily, simply, and transparently.”