New Delhi, Aug 4 (Bureau) Chief Justice NV Ramana on has recommended the name of Justice Uday Umesh Lalit as his successor. CJI Ramana personally handed over a copy of his August 3 letter of recommendation to the Minister for Law and Justice to Justice Lalit earlier on Thursday. The Secretariat of the Chief Justice of India received a communication on Wednesday from the Ministry of Law and Justice requesting the CJI to recommend the name of his successor. Justice Lalit, the next senior-most judge after the present 48th Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ramana, who is set to retire on August 26, will be the next chief justice as per the recommendation by Ramana.
Justice Lalit, who was directly made a judge of the Supreme Court from the Bar on August 13, 2014, will take over charge as 49th CJI , on August 27, 2022, and remain in office for a period of 2 months and 13 days, till November 8, 2022, when he retires.Justice Lalit was enrolled as a lawyer in June 1983 and practised in the High Court of Bombay till December 1985. He was designated as a senior advocate by the Supreme Court in April 2004. The Supreme court had appointed him as the Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) for the probe agency, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to conduct trials in all the 2G spectrum scam cases.