New Delhi: A month before the incumbent Chief Justice retires, the traditional letter to the government recommending the name of the senior-most judge of the Supreme Court as his successor has been delayed as the Center is yet to write in this regard. not CJI V Ramanwho is retiring on August 26.
It has been a tradition that the government seeks letters of recommendation from the incumbent. chief Magistrate More than a month before his retirement and the Chief Justices have, on most occasions, recommended the name of the senior-most judge just a month before his retirement.
When asked whether CJI Raman has written a letter to the government recommending the name of Justice? Uday Umesh Lalit As for his successor, the CJI’s office told TOI that “he has not yet received any communication in this regard from the Law Ministry of the Union Government. The CJI has requested to unilaterally write to the Central Government to recommend the name of his successor.” There’s no tradition.”
Meanwhile, responding to reports in a section of the media claiming that the Law Ministry had written to CJI Ramana on July 25 seeking the name of his successor, the CJI’s office said, “This report is absolutely wrong. Recommendation”. There is no note/letter in respect of this. The successor is received in the office of the Chief Justice.”
Justice Lalit, the senior-most judge of the Supreme Court, will become the 49th CJI on August 27 as the letter is a mere formality. However, he will have a short tenure of 74 days as CJI.