NEW DELHI, AUGUST 27, 2022
Justice Uday Umesh Lalit was on Saturday sworn in as the 49th Chief Justice of India (CJI).
President Droupadi Murmu administered him the oath at a brief ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
“Congratulations,” President Murmu said after Justice Lalit signed the register of oath following the swearing-in.
Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union ministers were present at the ceremony.
As the CJI, Justice Lalit will have a tenure of 74 days and would demit office on November 8 on attaining the age of 65 years.