CJI N V Ramana recommends
Justice Uday Umesh Lalit as his successor
Justice of India N.V. Ramana on Thursday recommended the name of Justice Uday
Umesh Lalit as his successor to the Union Minister for Law and Justice.
to a communication from the top court, "Chief Justice of India Justice
N.V. Ramana today recommended the name of Justice Uday Umesh Lalit as his
successor to the Minister for Law and Justice. Justice Ramana personally handed
over a copy of his letter of recommendation dated 03.08.2022 to Justice Lalit
today (04.08.2022) in the morning."
Ramana, who is set to demit office on August 26 on superannuation, on Wednesday
received a communication from the Minister of Law and Justice to nominate his
Wednesday, a communication from the apex court said: "Today (03.08.2022)
at 2130 hrs, the Secretariat of the Chief Justice of India has received a
communication dated 03.08.2022 from the Minister of Law and Justice requesting
the CJI to recommend the name of his successor."
U.U. Lalit, who is the senior most judge in the Supreme Court, is in line to
become the next Chief Justice of India. Justice Lalit, was appointed to the
apex top court directly from the Bar. He would be having a short tenure of less
than three months as the Chief Justice of India. Justice Lalit would retire on
to the Memorandum of Procedure, the Law Minister seeks recommendation from the
outgoing CJI to nominate his successor. Usually, the recommendation is sought
within a month of the retirement of incumbent Chief Justice of India.