Supreme Court got 9 more judges today. The swearing-in ceremony was held in the auditorium of the Supreme Court in the morning. With the swearing in, many things happened which were never seen before. For the first time, nine judges took oath together and the swearing-in also took place in the auditorium, not in the courtroom. For the first time, the swearing-in was also telecast live. Today was a historic day for the Supreme Court.
Three women judges were seen taking oath together in the Supreme Court. Now this will be seen for the first time when four women judges will work together. Justice BV Nagarathna has created many history together as soon as he became a Supreme Court judge from the Karnataka High Court. After a few years, she will also become the CJI and this will be the first time that the daughter will become the Chief Justice after the father. Before this, another name will be added in this episode.
After father, daughter will now become Chief Justice
Keeping in mind the seniority order, for the first time in the country, Justice BV Nagarathna will become a woman CJI in 2027. However, his tenure will be very short. His father Justice ES Venkatramaiah also became the Chief Justice in 1989. This will be the first time in the history of Indian judiciary, when the daughter will become the Chief Justice in the second generation after the father.
The record will be made as soon as the Chief Justice is appointed next year.
According to seniority, Justice DY Chandrachud will become the Chief Justice in November 2022. His father Justice YB Chandrachud became the Chief Justice in 1978. Justice YB Chandrachud was the Chief Justice of India for 7 years, which is the longest tenure till date.
First uncle and later nephew became Chief Justice
The uncle of Deepak Mishra, who was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, has also been the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Justice Dipak Misra was the Chief Justice of the country for 14 months. His uncle Ranganath Mishra has also been the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Ranganath Mishra was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court from 25 September 1990 to 24 November 1991. In August 2017, Dipak Misra became the 45th Chief Justice of the country. He was the Chief Justice of the country for 14 months.