Chief Justice of India N V Ramana in a written document to the government recommended the name of Justice UU Lalit name for the next Chief Justice of India. He is the second senior judge of the Supreme Court.
Law ministry and Justice Kiren Rijiju requested the CJI to pronounce the name of the successor as CJI Ramana retiring on August 26.
In row justice, UU Lalit would be the second CJI after Justice SM Sikri who was directly elevated from the bar for appointment as a judge.
Justice UU Lalit serves for short period as CJI i.e., less than three months as he will be retiring on November 8, 2022.
Justice UU Lalit before elevation worked as a senior lawyer in Supreme Court and his father also worked as a senior lawyer in Supreme Court and as an additional session judge in the Delhi High court.