Friday, 19 July 2013

P Sathasivam to be new Chief Justice of India

President Pranab Mukherjee Friday administered the oath of office to Justice P. Sathasivam as the chief justice of India (CJI).

Justice Sathasivam, 64, is the 40th CJI and the first from Tamil Nadu. He will remain in office till April 26, 2014. He succeeded CJI Altamas Kabir, whose last day in office was Thursday.

64-year-old Sathasivam has joined as a permanent judge of the Madras High Court in January 1996 after which he was transferred to the Punjab and High Court in April 2007.

He was appointed as a Supreme Court judge on August 21, 2007.


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