New Delhi, Apr 24 (ILNS): Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana was sworn in as the 48th Chief Justice of India by President Ram Nath Kovind in a small gathering at Rashtrapati Bhavan today.
Present on the occasion, among others, were Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. The gathering was limited, because of strict Covid protocols.
Justice Ramana takes over from Justice SA Bobde, who retired on Friday. Justice Ramana repeated the oath after President Kovind, in English, in the name of God.
The oath was: “I… swear in the name of God … solemnly affirm to “bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of India as by law established; uphold the sovereignty and integrity of India; duly and faithfully and to the best of my ability…”
Justice Ramana has created history by coming from a first generation lawyer family and becoming a Chief Justice of India. ILNS\KR\SJ\RJ