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List of All the Chief Justice of India

01-JUL-2016 18:01

    Under Article 24 of the Constitution of India, the Chief Justice of India/Supreme Court of India is appointed by the President of India. He/she can hold the office up to the age of 65 years. Generally, the Senior Most Justice of Supreme Court of India will be appointed as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India/Chief Justice of India.

    List of All the Chief Justice of India

    NAME DATE OF APPOINTMENT AS C.J.I. HELD OFFICE TILL
    1. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Harilal Jekisundas Kania 26/01/1950 06/11/1951
    2. Hon’ble Mr. Justice M. Patanjali Sastri 7/11/1951 3/1/1954
    3. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Mehr Chand Mahajan 4/1/1954 22/12/1954
    4. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Bijan Kumar Mukherjea 23/12/1954 31/01/1956
    5. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Sudhi Ranjan Das 1/2/1956 30/09/1959
    6. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Bhuvneshwar Prasad Sinha 1/10/1959 31/01/1964
    7. Hon’ble Mr. Justice P.B. Gajendragadkar 1/2/1964 15/03/1966
    8. Hon’ble Mr. Justice A.K. Sarkar 16/03/1966 29/06/1966
    9. Hon’ble Mr. Justice K. Subba Rao 30/06/1966 11/04/1967
    10.Hon’ble Mr. Justice K.N. Wanchoo 12/4/1967 24/02/1968
    11. Hon’ble Mr. Justice M. Hidayatullah 25/02/1968 16/12/1970
    12. Hon’ble Mr. Justice J.C. Shah 17/12/1970 21/01/1971
    13. Hon’ble Mr. Justice S.M. Sikri 22/01/1971 25/04/1973
    14. Hon’ble Mr. Justice A.N. Ray 26/04/1973 28/01/1977
    15. Hon’ble Mr. Justice M. Hameedullah Beg 29/01/1977 21/02/1978
    16. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Y.V. Chandrachud 22/02/1978 11/7/1985
    17. Hon’ble Mr. Justice P.N. Bhagwati 12/7/1985 20/12/1986
    18. Hon’ble Mr. Justice R.S. Pathak 21/12/1986 18/06/1989
    19. Hon’ble Mr. Justice E.S. Venkataramiah 19/06/1989 17/12/1989
    20. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Sabyasachi Mukherjee 18/12/1989 25/09/1990
    21. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ranganath Misra 25/09/1990 24/11/1991
    22. Hon’ble Mr. Justice K.N. Singh 25/11/1991 12/12/1991
    23. Hon’ble Mr. Justice M.H. Kania 13/12/1991 17/11/1992
    24. Hon’ble Mr. Justice L.M. Sharma 18/11/1992 11/2/1993
    25. Hon’ble Mr. Justice M.N. Venkatachaliah 12/2/1993 24/10/1994
    26. Hon’ble Mr. Justice A.M. Ahmadi 25/10/1994 24/03/1997
    27. Hon’ble Mr. Justice J.S. Verma 25/03/1997 17/01/1998
    28. Hon’ble Mr. Justice M.M. Punchhi 18/01/1998 9/10/1998
    29. Hon’ble Dr. Justice A.S. Anand 10/10/1998 31/10/2001
    30. Hon’ble Mr. Justice S.P. Bharucha 1/11/2001 5/5/2002
    31. Hon’ble Mr. Justice B.N. Kirpal 6/5/2002 7/11/2002
    32. Hon’ble Mr. Justice G.B. Pattanaik 8/11/2002 18/12/2002
    33. Hon’ble Mr. Justice V.N. Khare 19/12/2002 01/05/2004
    34. Hon’ble Mr. Justice S. Rajendra Babu 2/5/2004 31/05/2004
    35. Hon’ble Mr. Justice R.C. Lahoti 1/6/2004 31/10/2005
    36. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Y.K. Sabharwal 1/11/2005 13/01/2007
    37. Hon'ble Mr. Justice K.G. Balakrishnan 14/01/2007 11/5/2010
    38. Hon'ble Mr. Justice S.H. Kapadia 12/5/2010 28/09/2012
    39. Hon'ble Mr. Justice Altamas Kabir 29/09/2012 18/07/2013
    40. Hon'ble Mr. Justice P. Sathasivam 19/07/2013 26/04/2014
    41. Hon'ble Mr. Justice R. M. Lodha 27/04/2014 27/09/2014
    42. Hon'ble Mr. Justice H.L. Dattu 28/09/2014 02/12/2015
    43. T. S. Thakur  03/12/2015 03/01/2017
    44. Jagdish Singh Khehar 04/01/2017 Incumbent

    Incumbent CJI Khehar will be the first CJI from the Sikh community. He will retire on 27 August 2017 on turning 65 years in age.

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