Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana appointed as Chief Justice of India

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Imphal: The President of India, in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (2) of Article 124 of the Constitution of India, appointed Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana, Judge of the Supreme Court, to be the Chief Justice of India.

A notification in this regard has been issued by the Department of Justice, Ministry of Law & Justice on Tuesday. The Warrant of Appointment and a copy of the Notification of Appointment have been handed over to Justice N. V. Ramana, a PIB Delhi press release said.

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Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana, will take over as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India on April 24. He will be 48th Chief Justice of India.
He is first-generation lawyer, having agricultural background, and hails from Ponnavaram Village, Krishna District in Andhra Pradesh. He is an avid reader and literature enthusiast. He is passionate about Carnatic music.

He was called on to the Bar on February 10, 1983. He practiced in High Court of Andhra Pradesh, Central and Andhra Pradesh Administrative Tribunals, and the Supreme Court of India. He specialized on Constitutional, Civil, Labour, Service and Election matters. He has also practiced before Inter-State River Tribunals.
During his practice years, he was a Panel Counsel for various Government Organizations and as Additional Standing Counsel for Railways in the Central Administrative Tribunal at Hyderabad before rendering services as Additional Advocate General of Andhra Pradesh.

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Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana served as puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of India from February 17, 2014. He served as chairman, Supreme Court Legal Services Committee from March 7, 2019 to November 26, 2019. He has also served as the Executive Chairman of National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) since November 27, 2019.

Initially he was appointed as a Permanent Judge of Andhra Pradesh High Court on June 207, 2000. He also functioned as Acting Chief Justice of his parent High Court from March 10, 2013 to May 20, 2013 the release said.

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