Justice NV Ramana appointed next Chief Justice of India by President.
He will be sworn as the Chief Justice of India on April 24, 2021 after incumbent S A Bobde demits office a day before.
Justice Ramana would retire on August 26, 2022. He was appointed to the Supreme Court on February 17, 2014.
According to a notification issued by the Ministry of Law and Justice, in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (2) of Article 124 of the Constitution, the President is pleased to appoint Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana, Judge of the Supreme Court, to be Chief Justice of India with effect from April 24.
Justice Ramana was passed a judgment, bringing an end to the 3G/4G internet ban in Jammu and Kashmir in 2020 after the abrogation of Article 370 in August 2019.
He noted that the indefinite internet ban is a violation of the telecom rules and the freedom of speech and expression.
Justice Ramana in his judgement brought the office of the Chief Justice of India under the ambit of the Right to Information Act.
N. V. Ramana was a part of the bench hearing a case involving insurance compensation, held that “the value of a woman’s work at home was no less than that of her office going husband”
Time Line of Justice Ramana
Before joining law Ramana worked as a journalist for a regional newspaper for two years.
Justice Ramana enrolled as an advocate on February 10, 1983. He has practiced in the High Court of Andhra Pradesh, Central and Andhra Pradesh Administrative Tribunals and the Supreme Court of India in Civil, Criminal, Constitutional, Labour, Service and Election matters.
He has specialized in Constitutional, Criminal, Service and Inter-State River laws.
He has also functioned as Panel Counsel for various Government Organizations.
He has functioned as Additional Standing Counsel for Central Government and Standing Counsel for Railways in the Central Administrative Tribunal at Hyderabad.
He has also functioned as Additional Advocate General of Andhra Pradesh.
He became the permanent Judge of Andhra Pradesh High court on 27 June 2000.
On 2 September 2013, he was made the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court and on 17 February 2014 he became a judge in the Supreme Court of India.