New Delhi, 24/3 (AO Bureau) : Senior Justice of the Supreme Court NV Ramana may be the next Chief Justice of India. The current Chief Justice (CJI) SA Bobde has recommended the name of Justice Ramanna as his successor. CJI Bobde is retiring on 23 April.
Justice Nathulapati Venkat Ramanna (NV Ramana) was appointed a judge of the Supreme Court on 2 February 2017. At present, there are less than two years of his tenure, as he is going to retire on 26 August 2022. He started advocating on 10 February 1983. During the time when Chandrababu Naidu was the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, during that time Justice Ramanna was the Additional Advocate General of the Government of Andhra Pradesh.
NV Ramanna, who belongs to a farming family, has graduated in science and law. After this, he started the practice of law in Andhra Pradesh High Court, Central Administrative Tribunal, and Supreme Court. He also served as a panel counsel for the agencies of state governments. On 27 June 2000, he was appointed as a permanent judge in the Andhra Pradesh High Court. After this, from 13 March to 20 May 2013, he was the acting Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court.
Justice Ramana was promoted on 2 September 2013. After this, he was appointed as Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court. Then on 17 February 2014, he was made a judge of the Supreme Court. Justice NV Ramanna currently ranks second in the Supreme Court after CJI SA Bobar. In such a situation, it is believed to be his next CJI.