New Delhi:President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday appointed Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde of the Supreme Court as the next Chief Justice of India with effect from November 18.
Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde has been a Judge of the Supreme Court since April 12, 2013. Earlier, he served as the Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court for about six months since October 16, 2012. He has also been an Additional Judge of the Bombay High Court from March 29, 2000 and a Permanent Judge from March 28, 2002.
Justice Bobde, born on April 24, 1956, was enrolled as an Advocate on September 13, 1978. He started his practice at the High Court Bench at Nagpur and the District Court at Nagpur and occasionally at the High Court at Bombay and the Supreme Court of India in civil,constitutional, labour, company, election and taxation matters.
He specialised in constitutional, administrative, company, environmental and election laws, according to a Ministry of Law & Justice statement here.(UNI)