Who Is Justice UU Lalit? His Journey From The Supreme Court Judge To The Next Chief Justice Of India

Justice UU Lalit is going to be the second Chief Justice of India who is directly elevated to the Supreme Court bench from the bar after Justice SM Sikri in 1964. Read on to know about Justice UU Lalit’s life journey, his career as a Supreme Court Judge, and his appointment as the 49th Chief Justice of India.
Justice UU Lalit Appointed As Next CJI
Justice UU Lalit Appointed As Next CJI

Justice Uday Umesh Lalit is the 49th Chief Justice of India. He is one of the six senior counsels who have been directly elevated to the Supreme Court.

Formerly, he served as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India. Before his elevation as a judge, he was a senior counsel at the Supreme Court. 

 

Uday U Lalit was born in Solapur, a town in Maharashtra, to U.R. Lalit, a former additional judge of the Bombay High Court Nagpur Bench. He completed his law graduation from Government Law College, Mumbai.

Uday U Lalit enrolled with the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa as an advocate in June 1983. He commenced his practice with advocate M.A. Rane. Next, he shifted his practice to Delhi in 1985. In Delhi, he joined the chamber of senior advocate Pravin H. Parekh.



Name:

Uday Umesh Lalit

Father’s Name: 

U.R. Lalit

Father’s Profession:

Former additional judge of the Bombay High Court Bench

Hometown:

Solapur, Maharashtra

Alma Mater:

Government Law College, Mumbai.

Spouse:

Amrita Lalit

Justice UU Lalit's Life Journey

Years later, a Supreme Court bench of Justice G.S. Singhvi and Justice Ashok Kumar Ganguly appointed Uday U Lalit as the special public prosecutor for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

 

Three years later, the Supreme Court collegium headed by then Chief Justice of India Rajendra Mal Lodha recommended his elevation as a judge to the Supreme Court. In August 2014, Uday U Lalit became the sixth lawyer to be directly elevated to the Supreme Court.

 

Appointment As The Chief Justice of India

President of India Draupadi Murmu, on August 10, 2022, appointed Uday U Lalit as the 49th Chief Justice of India.

 

The man took oath as the Chief Justice of India on August 27, 2022, in Rashtrapati Bhavan. Justice Uday U Lalit is the second one to be appointed directly by the Bar as the Chief Justice of India.




FAQ

What will be Justice UU Lalit's tenure?

The newly appointed Chief Justice of India Uday Umesh Lalit will serve a tenure for 74 days, which is a less than 100 days tenure.

Who was CJI Uday Umesh Lalit's predecessor?

Justice N.V. Ramana was CJI Uday Umesh Lalit's predecessor as the Chief Justice of India.

Who is the 49th Chief Justice of India?

Justice Uday Umesh Lalit is the 49th Chief Justice Of India.
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