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New Delhi: Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Friday wrote to the Centre recommending the name of Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde as his successor.

The Chief Justice is set to retire in less than a month.

Justice Bobde, who is second in seniority in Supreme Court as of now, would become the 47th Chief Justice of the country and shall take oath of office on 18 November. He will demit office on his retirement on 23 April, 2021

He was elevated to Supreme Court in April 2013 when he was the Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court.

Bobde was born in Nagour Maharashtra on 24 April, 1955 and studied in Nagour University. In 2000, he joined the Bombay High Court as an additional judge.

According to the Memorandum of Procedure, which governs the appointment of members of the higher judiciary, "appointment to the office of the Chief Justice of India should be of the senior-most judge of the Supreme Court considered fit to hold the office".

Under this process, after receiving the CJI's recommendation, the law minister puts it before the prime minister who advises the president on the matter.

(With inputs from PTI)

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