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Chief Justice of India S.H. Kapadia retired

India Current Affairs September 2012. The Chief Justice of India Sarosh Homi Kapadia, retired on 28 September 2012 from the post after serving the Supreme Court for two and a half years

Sep 29, 2012 17:36 IST

The Chief Justice of India Sarosh Homi Kapadia, retired on 28 September 2012 from the post after serving the Supreme Court for two and a half years. Justice Kapadia, who turned up to be 65 years in age sworn in as the thirty-eighth CJI and served the Supreme Court from 12 May 2010 and retired, on 28 September 2012. While holding the office as a judge for a period of 22 years, Justice Kapadia never took a leave.

After his retirement, Justice Altamas Kabir took over the job as the Chief Justice of India from 29 September 2012. The Chief Justice of India sworn-in to the post by the name of God by the president of India. His appointment to the position is mentioned in article 124 of the Indian Constitution.  The chief Justice of India also acts as the acting President of the nation in case the office of the President falls vacant due to any reason like his death, resignation or removal via impeachment and the Vice-President is not available to take on the charge of the acting president. 

The only Chief Justice, who has served as the acting President of India

Sir Mohammad Hidayatullah, who served the nation as eleventh CJI (17 December 1905 - 18 September 1992) has also served as the acting President of India being an ex-officio CJI from 20 July 1969 to 24 August 1969, after Dr. Zakir Hussain died as a president in office and the then Vice-President V.V. Giri resigned from the post of acting President to participate in the Presidential Election.

 

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