Justice J S Khehar appointed as 44th Chief Justice of India

Posted on:20 Dec 2016 09:35:30
Justice J S Khehar appointed as 44th Chief Justice of India
20 December 2016 Current Affairs: Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar  was appointed as the 44th Chief Justice of India by the President Pranab Mukherjee.

Justice Khehar will be sworn-in as the Chief Justice of India on 4 January 2017. He will retire from his office on 27 August 2017.

The incumbent Chief Justice T S Thakur on 6 December 2016 had communicated his recommendation to the Union Government to appoint Justice Khehar. Justice Thakur will retire on 3 January 2017 after tenure of a year.

Justice Khehar will be the first Chief Justice of India from the Sikh community.

 Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar : Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar had led the five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court that struck down the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Act for the appointment of judges.

He also led the bench that in January 2016 set aside the imposition of President’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh.

He also headed the bench that passed a verdict of equal pay for equal work for the benefit of people engaged as casual and contractual employees who work like regulars and daily wagers.

He was a part of the bench that sent Sahara Chief Subrata Roy to jail after hearing the matter relating to the refund of money invested by people in his two companies.

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