New Delhi: Justice Dhananjay Y Chandrachud has become the 50th Chief Justice of India today. Today i.e. on Wednesday, he has taken oath as the new Chief Justice. In fact, President Draupadi Murmu administered the oath of office to him in a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan. In his first statement to the media after the swearing-in ceremony, Justice Chandrachud made his point. "My priority is to serve the common citizen," he said.
He also promised reforms in the registry and judicial procedures. He said that "my work will speak more than my words." With this, he said that "serving the nation is my priority. We will protect all the citizens of India, be it in matters related to technology or registry reforms, or judicial reforms." During this, he paid tribute to the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the Supreme Court. Let us tell you that Justice DY Chandrachud has been a part of benches giving decisions in important cases like the Ayodhya dispute, the right to privacy.
Let us inform you that Justice Chandrachud was the longest-serving CJI in the country, Justice YV Chandrachud's son. His father was the head of the Indian judiciary from 22 February 1978 to 11 July 1985. Not only this, but this is the first time in the more than seven decades-long histories of the Supreme Court of India that the son of a former Chief Justice has held this position. Let us also tell you that Justice Chandrachud will hold this post for two years till November 10, 2024, because the judges of the Supreme Court retire at the age of 65 years.