After swearing in, Chief Justice DY Chandrachud's "Citizen First" message
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The Supreme Court will be presided over by Justice DY Chandrachud for two years, or until November 10, 2024.
The 50th Chief Justice of India, Justice Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud, was sworn in today. At a ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan, President Droupadi Murmu gave him the oath of office.
Till November 10, 2024, Justice Chandrachud will preside over the Supreme Court for a period of two years. He replaces Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, who held the position of chief justice for only 74 days.
On May 13, 2016, Justice Chandrachud was appointed to the Supreme Court as a judge. He has participated in several Constitutional benches and historic rulings, such as those concerning the right to privacy and the Ayodhya land dispute.
He was also a member of the benches that rendered significant rulings on the constitutionality of the Aadhaar programme, the Sabarimala problem, and the decriminalisation of same-sex relationships by partially invalidating Section 377 of the IPC.
The late Justice YV Chandrachud, who held the position of Chief Justice of India for seven years, was the country's longest-serving Chief Justice. Justice Chandrachud is his son.
In addition to teaching comparative constitutional law as a visiting professor at the University of Mumbai, he has practised law in the Supreme Court and the Bombay High Court.
Justice Chandrachud graduated from St. Stephen's College with a bachelor's in economics. Later, he earned an LLB from Delhi University, an LLM from Harvard Law School in the US, and a PhD.