Justice Ranjan Gogoi is set to take over as the new Chief Justice Of India. He will take over from the incumbent Dipak Misra who retires on October 2. If he takes charge then, Gogoi will have a tenure of a year, one month and 14 days and will retire on November 17, 2019.
According to various media reports CJI Dipak Misra has recommended 63 – year-old Gogoi’s name as his successor to the law ministry as per protocol.
In January 2018, Gogoi along with 3 other justices for the first time in the history of the Supreme Court held an unprecedented press conference, alleging problems plaguing the Supreme Court, failure in the justice delivery system and allocation of cases.