New Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Nuthalapaki Venkat Ramanna on April 23, 2021

Justice Ramanna will serve as the 48th Chief Justice of India. He has been in office since April 24, 2021.


Under the Article 124 (2) of the Constitution, the President of India, Ramthan Kovind appointed Nuthalapaki Venkat Ramanna Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

Important works of Nuthalapki Venkat Ramanna:

1) After the deletion of Article 370 in Kashmir, telephone and internet services in the valley were banned in Kashmir. Access to internet services is a fundamental right of citizens. This was declared on the cases filed against him.

2) When the Karnataka Assembly riots reached the court, Ramanna had allowed the resigned Congress MLAs to contest re-election. In this case, the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly should keep his conduct neutral. Judge Ramanna had said that no party should be sidelined.

3) Ramanna had given the opinion that housewives who do not work in social cases should be paid as an honor for their work.

4) Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar took oath in the power struggle in Maharashtra at 8 in the morning. Fadnavis was then ordered to conduct a floor test in the Assembly.

Personal life:

Ramanna was born on February 2, 1957 in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh. He started practicing law on February 10, 1983. He was then appointed to a panel of Supreme Court judges on 2 February 2017. He will retire on August 26, 2022.
He was appointed as a Judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court on 27 June 2000. And later in 2013, he also served as the Chief Justice of the High Court. In the same year, he was promoted to Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court.

References : BBC Marathi, The Hindu

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