Incumbent Chief Justice SA Babde has been asked to make recommendations and suggestions on who can be appointed as the next Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Federal Government Letter Has written.
SA Babde’s term as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court ends on April 23. So the federal government has already started the process of appointing a new Chief Justice.
According to federal sources, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has written a letter to Chief Justice SA Babde in this regard.
Some traditions are followed in the appointment of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Accordingly, the retiring Chief Justice will recommend to the Central Government who can be appointed to the post next to him.
It is often recommended that a senior judge be appointed chief justice. If he is qualified, the Prime Minister will nominate the President to appoint him as Chief Justice. Accepting it, the President will issue an appointment order.
However, if the senior judge nominated for the post of Chief Justice is not qualified, the final decision will be made in consultation with the other judges of the Supreme Court on who can be appointed next.
SV Ramana is currently the senior judge next to Chief Justice of the Supreme Court SA Babde. Born on August 27, 1957, Judge SV Ramana’s term of office is till August 26, 2022.