New Delhi. Justice Uday Umesh Lalit took oath as the Chief Justice of India on Saturday at Rashtrapati Bhavan in presence of President Draupadi Murmu. He is the 49th Chief Justice of India. Justice NV Ramana’s term as CJI ended on 26 August. President Draupadi Murmu administered the oath of office to Justice Lalit as CJI.
As the 49th Chief Justice of the country, he will head the Supreme Court for only 74 days. As CJI, Justice UU Lalit will head the Supreme Court collegium consisting of Justice DY Chandrachud, Justice Hima Kaul, Justice S Abdul Nazeer and Justice Indira Banerjee.
Justice Uday Umesh Lalit is known for his calm and simple nature
While former CJI Justice NV Ramana has always been in the news for 29 speeches and dozens of remarks during his 16-month tenure, Justice UU makes very few remarks at public events outside the court. Even in the court, only a few of his comments have come to the fore. Justice Lalit does his work keeping calm.
Justice Lalit was associated with the field of justice and law with his birth. Because they have been in this area from generation to generation. In a way, it can be said that they have inherited the knowledge of law and justice. Justice Lalit’s grandfather Ranganath Lalit has been a respected lawyer.
This journey was taken a step further by his son RU Lalit and he was appointed a judge of Bombay High Court from lawyer. Justice UU Lalit was the third generation lawyer in his family, then became a judge of the Supreme Court and has now reached the post of Chief Justice of the country.