Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde has been sworn-in by President Ram Nath Kovind at a simple ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Monday morning, reports Hindustan Times.Chief Justice Bobde, the eighth chief justice from Maharashtra, will have a tenure of a little over 18 months.
Before his elevation to the top judicial post in the country, Chief Justice Bobde was part of the benches of the Supreme Court that delivered the historic verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit that ruled in favour of the construction of a Ram temple at Ayodhya and upheld the right to privacy as a fundamental right.
As Chief Justice, he will have to set up the seven-judge bench that a bench-led by Supreme Court has decided should be set up to hear the review of its 2018 verdict on ending the gender-based restrictions on the entry of women to Sabarimala.
Justice Bobde was elevated to the Supreme Court in April 2012 after serving as chief justice of the Madhya Pradesh high court. Justice Bobde, who is from Maharashtra, studied law at Nagpur University.