50th Chief Justice of India: DY Chandrachud

50th Chief Justice of India: DY Chandrachud

Union law minister Kiren Rijiju has announced the appointment of Justice DY Chandrachud for the next two years starting from 9th November. The current Chief Justice of India UU Lalit has already named DY Chandrachud as his successor.

As Justice DY Chandrachud has been appointed as the 50th Chief Justice of India with the effect from 9 November, 2022 he will take oath after the retirement of current CJI Lalit on 8 November. DY Chandrachud has been appointed as the 50th Chief Justice of India with a term of over two years till 10 November 2024.


Dhananjaya Yeshwant Chandrachud:

Born: 11 November 1959

DY Chandrachud is the son of Y.V.Chandrachud who is the longest serving chief justice of India till date. With this appointment it is the first time a father and son will hold the CJI position in the Indian history. Justice Chandrachud’s father Justice YV Chandrachud had served as the 16th and the longest serving CJI of India.


  • DY Chandrachud has obtained a Bachelor of Lawsdegree from the Faculty of Law at the University of Delhi in 1982 and pursued his Master of Laws degree from Harvard Law School in 1983.
  • Apart from this he has completed many degrees and thesis for his knowledge.
  • He completed his Doctorate of Juridical Science at Harvard University in 1986.


  • Before becoming judge, DY Chandrachud had been appointed as additional solicitor general of India in 1998.
  • He became the judge at the Bombay High Court in March 2000.
  • He was appointed as the Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court.
  • He has served as the Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court.
  • He had served also Director of the Maharashtra Judicial Academy.
  • Currently he is the executive chairman of National Legal Services Authority.

Notable judgments:

DY Chandrachud has been a part of lots of benches, committees and task forces. He always taken his brilliancy and knowledge to the next level of critical thinking to serve the nation with historical and crucial situations/cases in every judgments.

Here are some notable cases where he was a part of judgments:

Privacy, Free Speech, Gender Justice – like Sabarimala temple case, Adultery, Armed forces, Sexual Harassment at the Workplace, Environment, Constitutional Judgments on Governance, Aadhar- the biometric project, free speech and many more.

Question & Answer:

Q1. Who has been appointed as the 50th Chief Justice of India recently?

Ans. Dhananjaya Yeshwant Chandrachud

Q2. For which period of time the appointment of DY Chandrachud has been made?

Ans. November 2024

Q3. Who gives the oath to the newly appointed Chief Justice of India?

Ans. President of India

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