Justice NV Ramana takes Oath as the New Chief Justice


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Justice NV Ramana takes oath as the 48th Chief Justice of India today. He was born in Ponnavaram village, of Krishna district in the undivided Andhra Pradesh. He hails from a normal agricultural family.

Justice N V Ramana registered himself as an advocate on 10 February, 1983.

His Work Experience

He practiced as a lawyer, in the High court, Central Administrative Tribunal, court, AP state Administrative tribunal and the Supreme Court. In the Supreme court, he practices on Civil, Criminal, Constitutional, labor, Service and Election matters. He has done his specialization in Constitutional, Criminal, Service and Inter-State River Laws.

In His Service

He also served on the Panel of counsel for various government bodies, and as an Additional Standing Counsel for the Central Government. Moreover, he was a standing Counsel for Railways in the Central Administrative Tribunal at Hyderabad and Additional Advocate General Of Andhra Pradesh.

Furthermore, Justice NV Ramana was made the permanent Judge of Andhra Pradesh High Court on June 27,2000. He was Acting Chief Justice of AP HC from March 10,2013 to May 20,2013.

Headed many SC benches

Justice NV Ramana was the head of the SC benches. He dealt with fast track trials in this. Additionally, he dealt with trials regarding cases against legislators and the cases related to the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution in Jammu Kashmir.

The bench which was headed by him rejected all the petitions challenging the abrogation to the higher level bench. He headed many more including the Nirbhaya case, consequently led to the execution of the rapists.

Justice Ramana will remain in office as CJI till August 26, 2022

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