Current Chief Justice of India, Deepak Misra will be retiring on 2nd of October. According to the conventions, the senior most judge of the Supreme Court will replace him as the next CJI on the recommendation of written letter by the incumbent. Supreme Court Bar Association’s President Mr. Vikas Singh has confirmed on a telephonic conversation to a newspaper.
Bar Council of India’s Chairman and senior advocate Manan Kumar Mishra confirmed the same, stating that they had sent a letter to CJI asking him to recommend Justice Gogoi as next Chief Justice. Manan Kumar Mishra further added that:
Convention will be followed. There is no room for doubt. Justice Gogoi will be recommended.
Ministry of Law and Justice has however said that they have not yet received any official confirmation from the office of CJI. But a senior official from the ministry re-affirmed that the convention will be followed this time also and only the senior most judge will be appointed as the next CJI.
Chief Justice Deepak Misra will be sending an official letter of recommendation any time now to the Law Ministry based on the recommendation of which, President will appoint the next Chief Justice of India. Chief Justice of India ranks 6th on Indian Order of Precedence following President at the top, followed by Vice President, Prime Minister, Governor of States, Former Presidents and Deputy Prime Minister.