Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar on 19 December 2016 was appointed as the 44th Chief Justice of India by the President Pranab Mukherjee.
Justice Khehar will be sworn-in as the Chief Justice of India on 4 January 2017. He will retire from his office on 27 August 2017.
The incumbent Chief Justice T S Thakur on 6 December 2016 had communicated his recommendation to the Union Government to appoint Justice Khehar. Justice Thakur will retire on 3 January 2017 after tenure of a year.
Justice Khehar will be the first Chief Justice of India from the Sikh community.
About Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar
Who: Justice J S Khehar
When: 19 December 2016