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Chief Justice of India: Presiding officer of the Supreme Court of India
The Chief Justice of India is the head of the judiciary of India and the Supreme Court of India. The CJI also heads their administrative functions.

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Duty of courts to ensure human rights are not violated during Covid-19 pandemic, says former CJI Ranjan Gogoi

The Supreme Court's handling of the Covid 19 related crisis can't be compared with its role during the Emergency, former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi said Friday. Justice Gogoi, who is now a..
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SC takes note of issues relating to treatment of Covid patients, dignified handling of bodies

The Supreme Court on Thursday took cognizance on its own of reports of improper handling of Covid-19 patients and undignified disposal of the victims' bodies in the country. An apex court official said..
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SC refuses to stay govt's Central Vista redevelopment project

A bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Sharad Arvind Bobde, refused to stay the Central Vista project after hearing a petition challenging the decision to notify a change in..
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SCBA appeals to CJI for cancellation of summer vacation of Supreme Court

The Supreme Court Bar Association appealed to Chief Justice of India S A Bobde and his companion judges on Saturday to cancel the summer vacation this year and treat it as a working period in the..
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CJI to review functioning of apex court every 3-4 days: SCBA Secy


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Supreme Court to hear tomorrow plea seeking food, shelter for migrant workers

A two-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Sharad Arvind Bobde and also comprising Justice L Nageshwar Rao today heard the petition, filed by advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava, through video..
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I don't remember electoral bonds issue: Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi


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Coronavirus: SC lawyer bodies appeal to CJI to declare holidays for 2-4 weeks

The Supreme Court lawyers bodies — SCBA and SCAORA — have decided to recommend to the Chief Justice of India S A Bobde to prepone the summer vacation in the top court by declaring holidays for two..
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Judicial independence threatened by stranglehold of a ‘lobby’ over it: Ranjan Gogoi

In the eye of a storm for accepting nomination as a member of Rajya Sabha, former CJI Ranjan Gogoi struck a combative note on Thursday and said judicial independence was under threat because of the..
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Opposition targets former CJI Gogoi during oath-taking in Rajya Sabha, walks out amid slogans

The oath ceremony of former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi as Rajya Sabha member on Thursday was marred by slogan-shouting by the opposition, while the treasury benches welcomed him to the House..
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Amid 'shame' slogans, former CJI Ranjan Gogoi takes oath as Rajya Sabha member

This is the first time that the Upper House of the Parliament has witnessed such protests and walkout during oath-taking.
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Ranjan Gogoi should explain 'clean chit' on Rafale: Kapil Sibal

Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal has asked former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, who was nominated to Rajya Sabha on Monday, to explain why the clean chit was given in Rafale case.
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Sharad Pawar slams Gogoi for ‘flip-flop’

NCP supremo Sharad Pawar on Tuesday criticised former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, saying he has flip-flopped on post-retirement assignments for judges as he quoted a 2019 article Gogoi wrote..
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Gogoi’s move has shaken confidence of people in judiciary’s independence: Kurian Joseph

Strongly criticising former CJI Ranjan Gogoi for accepting nomination to Rajya Sabha, former Supreme Court judge Justice Kurian Joseph on Tuesday said the ex-CJI’s decision had compromised..
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Cong attacks govt for nominating ex-CJI Gogoi to Rajya Sabha

The Congress on Tuesday criticised the government for nominating former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi to the Rajya Sabha and used the remarks of former law minister Arun Jaitley on cooling off..
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Let me take oath, I will speak in detail about accepting RS nomination: Ex-CJI Ranjan Gogoi

Briefly talking to reporters who went to meet him at his residence in Guwahati, former CJI Ranjan Gogoi said he will speak about his decision to accept the offer of a Rajya Sabha seat after he takes..
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Opposition unhappy over former CJI Ranjan Gogoi's Rajya Sabha nomination

President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday nominated former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi to Rajya Sabha, triggering accusations from the opposition who claimed that it was a 'quid pro quo'.
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Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi nominated to Rajya Sabha by President Ram Nath Kovind

Ranjan Gogoi was serving as the 46th Chief Justice of India, after succeeding 45th CJI Dipak Misra. On November 17, 2019, Gogoi was succeeded by Judge Sharad Arvind Bobde.
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Government nominates ex-CJI Ranjan Gogoi to Rajya Sabha

The government on Monday nominated former CJI Ranjan Gogoi to Rajya Sabha. A notification to this effect was issued by the ministry of home affairs. The vacancy was created due to retirement of KTS..
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Covid-19 restrictions: Rules cannot be relaxed for journalists, says CJI

Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde on Monday said that rules for preventing overcrowding in the courts to avoid the spread of coronavirus cannot be relaxed for journalists alone on the basis of..
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CJI rules out complete shutdown of SC amid coronavirus threat

Chief Justice of India S A Bobde on Sunday made it clear that there cannot be a "complete shutdown" of courts due the novel coronavirus pandemic. The CJI held a meeting with four apex court judges, bar..
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Application not maintainable: Ex-CJI


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Centre defends transfer of Delhi HC judge S Muralidharm, says well-settled process followed

Amid criticism over the transfer of Delhi High Court judge Justice S Muralidhar to the Punjab and Haryana High Court late on Wednesday, the Narendra Modi-led government has defended the decision saying..
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Six SC judges down with swine flu; judge wears mask to court

Justice DY Chandrachud, while conducting the court proceedings, announced that all apex court judges held a meeting with Chief Justice of India, SA Bobde, over the case of six of their colleagues..
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CJI: Single system of laws needed to save environment

Addressing an international judicial conference organised by the Supreme Court in which judges and jurists from 24 countries are participating, the CJI said judiciary was the guardian of constitutional..
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To respect unity and integrity of country key fundamental duty: Ex-CJI Ranjan Gogoi on CAA protests

Underlining that respecting the unity and integrity of the country is perhaps the "most important fundamental duty", former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Monday said enough protests have been..
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Arbitration not meant to mirror litigation, says CJI SA Bobde

Chief Justice of India (CJI), Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde on Friday said that arbitration is not meant to mirror litigation.
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Live streaming of court proceedings: SC says matter to be dealt with by CJI on administrative side

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said the issue related to implementation of its 2018 verdict allowing live streaming of court proceedings of cases of constitutional and national importance has to be dealt..
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Excessive tax results in social injustice, says CJI

Chief Justice of India S A Bobde on Friday said arbitrary or excessive tax results in "social injustice" by a government, indirectly impressing upon the government to attempt simplification of the tax..
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CJI calls for speedy resolution of tax disputes

Chief Justice of India S A Bobde on Friday made a case for speedy resolution of tax disputes saying it will act as an incentive for taxpayers and free the funds locked in litigation. The Chief Justice..
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SC reinstates woman employee who accused ex-CJI

The SC has reinstated a woman employee, who, after being dismissed for insubordination, had levelled unprecedented sexual harassment charges against former CJI Ranjan Gogoi. A 3-judge SC inquiry panel..
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Citizenship isn't just about rights but also about duties: CJI Sharad Bobde

"You all have a responsibility to be an active citizen too and citizenship is not just about rights but it is equally about your duties towards society," CJI said.
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There should be minimum experience criteria for lawyers to appear in SC: CJI

The CJI, who has been consistently saying that the mentioning of cases for urgent hearing should must be done before the mentioning officer and not before the first court, today said, "We do not want..
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SC faces deluge of letter petitions, device invented by it 40 years ago

The Chief Justice of India receives, on an average, 200 letters daily from various persons complaining of violation of fundamental rights, illegal action of authorities, personal cases, suffering at..
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Supreme Court's key judgment in 2019: Paving way for Ram Temple, Rafale; clean chit to ex-CJI in harassment claim

Verdicts paving the way for construction of a Ram Temple at Ayodhya and India's multi-billion dollar Rafale fighter jet deal with France were 2019's landmark imprints of the Supreme Court, which also..
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Constitution has to prevail, its values should remain sacrosanct: Former CJI Dipak Misra


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CJI talks about lawyers' fees, says high costs cut access to justice

He also stated that "we need to introduce pre- litigation mediation". Justice Bobde, who hails from Nagpur and who was elevated to the top judicial post in the country recently, was felicitated by..
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SC to consider appointing ex-apex court judge to probe into Hyderabad encounter

"We are conscious of the fact that the Telangana High Court had taken note of it," a bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) S A Bobde said, adding that the top court only wanted that a..
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Justice must never ever take form of revenge, says CJI

Justice cannot take the form of revenge, Chief Justice of India S A Bobde said on Saturday, a day after four men suspected of raping and murdering a young veterinarian were shot dead by the police in a..
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WhatsApp Snoopgate: RSS ideologue KN Govindacharya withdraws petition from Supreme Court

A Supreme Court Bench, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde, had cited several mistakes in the petition and asked Govindacharya to withdraw such.
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Supreme Court: New roster released; CJI, three seniormost judges to hear PILs

This new system of a subject-wise roster of Supreme Court justices was started in 2018 by the then Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra
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SC releases new roster, PILs to be heard by CJI and 3 senior most judges

The Supreme Court has released a new roster of work saying that PILs would now be heard by Chief Justice of India S A Bobde and three other senior most judges of the apex court. In the roster of..
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Judges willing to work longer if retirement age increased, says CJI S A Bobde

Amid debate on increasing the retirement age of judges of higher judiciary, Chief Justice of India (CJI) Sharad Arvind Bobde said on Thursday that they are "willing to work" longer if the..
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SC caveats RTI disclosure; Vidhi finds HCs wanting in RTI front

The Supreme Court’s decision to declare the offices of the CJI and HC Chief Justices as public authorities under RTI Act but at the same time protecting these sensitive offices from getting hounded..
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Bobde starts stint as 47th CJI with mom’s blessings


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Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde sworn-in as new CJI

On November 18, Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde took over as the 47th Chief Justice of India. In a career spanning more than 40 years, he has decided several key cases and was part of the recent historic..
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Justice SA Bobde takes oath as 47th Chief Justice of India

President Kovind administered the oath of office of Chief Justice of India to Justice Bobde at 9.30 am.
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Justice Ranjan Gogoi retires as CJI

Justice Ranjan Gogoi, the first person from northeast to reach the top of judiciary and credited for bringing the curtains down on the decades old politically and religiously sensitive Ayodhya land..
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CJI Gogoi attends farewell function on last working day

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, who officially retires on November 17, disposed off 10 cases listed before him and received farewell messages from lawyers and colleagues who came to bid him..
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CJI Ranjan Gogoi sits in bench for last time

Outgoing Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi sat on the bench for the last time in court number 1 of the Supreme Court on Friday. Justice Gogoi will demit office on Sunday. He will visit Raj Ghat and..
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