Published On : Tue, Dec 6th, 2016

Justice J S Khehar to be next CJI

justiceThe ball was set rolling today for the appointment of Jagdish Singh Khehar as the next Chief Justice of India with the present incumbent T S Thakur naming him his successor.

As per the memorandum of procedure, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had written to Justice Thakur to name his successor in November. Justice Thakur responded today by naming his number two as the next CJI.

While Justice Thakur will retire on January 3 next, Justice Khehar will have a brief eight-month tenure as the 44th CJI and would relinquish office on August 27 next.