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Justice Uday Umesh Lalit is 49th Chief Justice of India

By Jasleen Kaur -- August 10, 2022 6:16 pm -- Updated:August 10, 2022 6:16 pm

New Delhi, August 9: Justice Uday Umesh Lalit was on Wednesday appointed the 49th Chief Justice of India, according to a government notification.

"In exercise of the power conferred by Clause (21 of Article 124 of the Constitution of In... President Droupadi Murmu has appointed Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, Judge of the Supreme Court, as the Chief Justice of India. Justice Uday Umesh Lalit will take over as the 49th Chief Justice of India on August 27, 2022. Justice Uday Umesh Lalit was appointed as Judge of the Supreme Court of India on August 2014 from the Bar,' said the notification.

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Justice Lalit will become the second Chief Justice of India to be directly elevated to the Supreme Court from the Bar after Justice SM Sikri, who served as the 13th CJI in 1971.

Justice Lalit has served as a member of Supreme Court Legal Services Committee for two terms. Justice UU Lalit has to his credit several landmark judgments.

Born on November 9, 1957, at Solapur, Maharashtra, Justice Lalit was enrolled as an advocate by the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa in June 1983. He practised in the High Court of Bombay till December 1985 before shifting his practice to Delhi in January, 1986.

He worked in the chambers of S. Soli J. Sorabjee from October 1986 till 1992 and was on the panel of lawyers for the Union of India during the period Soli J Sorabjee was Attorney General for India.

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From 1992 till 2002, he practised as advocate on record and was designated as senior advocate by the Supreme Court in April 2004. He was also appointed amicus curiae in many important issues, including forest matters, vehicular pollution, pollution of Yamuna etc.

He was appointed as Special Public Prosecutor for the CBI under the orders of the Supreme Court to conduct trial in all 2G matters.

-PTC News

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