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Chief Justice of India: Head judge of the Supreme Court of India
The chief justice of India is the chief judge of the Supreme Court of India as well as the highest-ranking officer of the Indian federal judiciary. The Constitution of India grants power to the president of India to appoint, in consultation with the outgoing chief justice, the next chief justice, who will serve until they reach the age of sixty-five or are removed by impeachment. As per convention, the name suggested by the incumbent chief justice is almost always the next senior most judge in the Supreme Court.

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Justice UU Lalit takes oath as 49th Chief Justice of India at Rashtrapati Bhavan |Oneindia News*News [Video]

Justice UU Lalit takes oath as 49th Chief Justice of India at Rashtrapati Bhavan |Oneindia News*News

Today, Justice UU Lalit took oath as 49th Chief Justice of India. He was administered the oath by President Draupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan. #JusticeUULalit #CJI #JusticeNVRamana

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