The Justice follows as the CJI just after the tumultous tenure of Justice TS Thakur and is expected to be tough
Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar has been appointed the 44th
Chief Justice of India. Sixty-four-year-old Justice Khehar is the first Chief Justice belonging to the Sikh community. President Pranab Mukherjee swore him in under oath for confidentiality and the position.
Last month the former Chief Justice TS Thakur recommended appointing Supreme Court Senior Justice JS Khehar as his replacement. Justice Khehar will have a little more than seven months in his term.
He will stay in office till August 7, 2017. In addition to heading the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Justice Khehar has also chaired the bench that dismissed president’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh. Justice Khehar also chaired the bench that jailed the Sahara chief Subrata Roy in the investment fraud in two of his companies. On top of that, he was also a member of the judicial bench that delivered the landmark decision of ‘same work same pay’ for the employees of the unorganized sector like daily wage workers, temporary and contract employees.
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