- President Kovind admisters oath
- VP Venkaiah Naidu, PM Modi present
New Delhi: Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana took oath as the 48th Chief Justice of India on Saturday morning. President Ram Nath Kovind administered him the oath of office at Rashtrapati Bhavan in a small ceremony in which a limited number of persons participate in view of Covid-19 restrictions.
Vice President M.Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a few other dignitaries were present.
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On Friday, speaking at the ceremony of farewell to the outgoing chief justice of India Justice S A Bobde, Justice Raman spoke of Covid-19 challenge. In the second wave many of the court staff, lawyers and judges seem to have got affected and only a fight against the virus to break the chain. He said the country is passing through testing times. Another challenge the new chief justice faces is to fill up the vacancies in Supreme Court and high courts across the country.
Born in an agricultural family in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh on 27 August 1957, Justice Ramana is now 63 and he would be in the august office till 26 August 2022. Before getting elevated to the position of a judge of Supreme Court on 17 February 2014, he was chief justice of Delhi High Court.