India Appoints 50th Chief Justice of India
Justice Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud was sworn in as India's 50th Chief Justice. President Droupadi Murmu administered the oath of office to him during a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Chief Justice of India (CJI)- Article in the Indian Constitution
Every supreme court judge, including CJI, is appointed by the President of India under Article 124 (2)of the Indian Constitution.
Power of CJI
Often referred to as the master of roster, he is responsible for allocating cases and appointment of constitutional benches that deal with important matters.
Power to Appoint and Administration of Oath
He conducts Swearing in of the President and Governors. Also, he has power to appoint court officials.
Power to Appoint Judges in SC
He assists the President in the appointment of judges in the Supreme Court and the High Courts.
Advisory powers allow the CJI to direct and advise the government on specific issues.
Powers During Emergency Situations
In emergency situations, discharges the president's role if the offices of President and Vice President become suddenly vacant.
Eligibility to become a Supreme Court judge
Should be an Indian citizen. Should serve as a judge of high court for at least 5 years or the person should be an advocate in the High court or the Supreme court for at least 10 years.