5 facts about Justice Khehar, who has been appointed as new Chief Justice of India

5 facts about Justice Khehar, who has been appointed as new Chief Justice of India

By: || Updated: 04 Jan 2017 09:28 AM
New Delhi: Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar was on Wednesday sworn in as the Chief Justice of India (CJI).

  • Khehar was administered the oath of office by President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan in the national capital


Justice Kheharc shakes hands with President Mukherjee after his appointment/ image courtesy: ANI Justice Kheharc shakes hands with President Mukherjee after his appointment/ image courtesy: ANI

  • He succeeded Justice Tirath Singh Thakur. Khehar is the 44th CJI


 

  • Khehar is the first Sikh to hold the apex office as a Chief Justice


President Mukherjee at the appointment ceremony of new CJI/ Image courtesy: ANI President Mukherjee at the appointment ceremony of new CJI/ Image courtesy: ANI

  • He would have tenure of little over seven months


 

  • Khehar was the author of the judgment by a five-judge constitution bench that held "unconstitutional" the Constitution's 99th amendment paving way for the National Judicial Appointment Commission and the National Judicial Appointment Commission Act, 2014

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