Justice UU Lalit took oath as the Chief Justice of the country today. President Draupadi Murmu administered the oath of office to him as the Chief Justice. The event was held at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Justice Lalit is the 49th Chief Justice of India. Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several other Union ministers attended the swearing-in ceremony. Justice NV Ramana, who served as the Chief Justice before Justice Lalit, was also present on the occasion.
Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, who was sworn in as the 49th Chief Justice of India (CJI), will be the sixth head of the Indian judiciary to have a tenure of less than 100 days. Justice Lalit will have a tenure of 74 days and he will retire on November 8. Supreme Court judges retire at the age of 65 years and High Court judges at the age of 62 years.
Justice Kamal Narayan Singh, who was the Chief Justice from 25 November 1991 to 12 December 1991, had a tenure of 18 days. At the same time, Justice S Rajendra Babu, who served as CJI from May 2, 2004 to May 31, 2004, had a tenure of 30 days. Justice JC Shah served as the Chief Justice for 36 days. His tenure was from 17 December 1970 to 21 January 1971.
At the same time, Justice G B Patnaik was the CJI from 8 November 2002 to 18 December 2002. His tenure as Chief Justice was 41 days. The tenure of Justice LM Sharma was 86 days. He was the Chief Justice from 18 November 1992 to 11 February 1993.
Four generations are associated with the judicial process
Justice UU Lalit, who is going to become the 49th Chief Justice of India, may face challenges ranging from the appointment of judges to important constitutional questions, but he will also have the experience of his judicial legacy. Actually, UU Lalit’s family has been associated with the judicial process for four generations. Justice Lalit’s grandfather Ranganath Lalit was a lawyer in Solapur before independence. Justice UU Lalit’s 90-year-old father Umesh Ranganath Lalit has also been a professional lawyer. He later served as a judge of the High Court. Apart from this, Justice Lalit has two sons Harshad and Shreyash, who studied engineering. However, later Shreyash Lalit also turned to law. His wife Raveena is also a lawyer.