Justice Ranjan Gogoi, lined to become the Chief Justice of India, is currently serving as a judge of the Supreme Court in India. Being the senior most judge of the Court, it is not a matter of surprise that Gogoi will succeed Justice Dipak Misra as the next Chief Justice. He will take charge on October 3, as per the sources.
Gogoi was born in 1954 in Guwahati to the former Chief Minister of Assam Keshab Chandra Gogoi. After becoming a member of the Bar in 1978, Gogoi practiced mainly in the Guwahati High Court. He was later promoted and made the Permanent Judge of Guwahati High Court on February 2001.
Gogoi was transferred to Punjab and Haryana High Court in 2010 and was later assigned as Chief Justice of the Court in 2011. He was made Judge of the Supreme Court on April 23, 2012.
Ranjan Gogoi has marked his name in the history of Indian courts for penalising a petitioner with Rs five hundred thousand for withdrawing his petition after it came for hearing in front of the honourable court. Gogoi is the reason that politicians are forbidden from inserting their photos in government advertisements.
The man of his words and diligent when it comes to working efficiently, Gogoi has condemned the bar council for typographic mistakes. The conscientious judge also expressed his irked response when the DLF appeal was scheduled for the final listing. This sets the standard for his impartial and sincere judgement.
Justice Ranjan Gogoi will be the first judge from India’s North East to be made the Chief Justice of India.