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Nominates Chief Justice YU Lalit as his successorAchi News

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Nominates Chief Justice YU Lalit as his successor

New Delhi: Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana on Thursday nominated Justice Uday Umesh Lalit (UU Lalit) as his successor.

The Chief Justice personally handed over a copy of the recommendation letter to Justice Lalith, who is next to him in the seniority line.

Ramana was sworn in as the 48th Chief Justice of the country on 24 April 2021. He replaced his predecessor Justice SA Bobde. The Chief Justice will retire on August 26.

Supreme Court judges retire at the age of 65.

In a statement released on Thursday, Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana has nominated Justice Uday Umesh Lalit as his successor.

According to the report, on August 3, 2022, the Chief Justice’s Secretariat received a letter from Law and Justice Minister Kiran Rijiju, requesting him to nominate the name of his successor.

Under the Memorandum Process (MOP) on Appointment of Judges to the Supreme Court, the outgoing Chief Justice initiates the process of nominating a successor after receiving a letter from the Law Ministry.

Justice Lalit was born on November 9, 1957. He started practicing as an advocate in June 1983 and practiced in the Bombay High Court till December 1985.

He later moved to Delhi to practice law and in April 2004, was appointed as a senior advocate by the Supreme Court. Earlier, he was appointed as the Special Public Prosecutor of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe the 2G spectrum allocation case.

He was appointed as a Supreme Court judge on August 13, 2014.

Justice Lalit’s tenure as the next Chief Justice will be less than three months as he retires on November 8 this year.

According to reports, Justice Lalit is the second Chief Justice to be elevated directly from the Bar to the Supreme Court. Justice SM Sikri took office as the 13th Chief Justice in JanuACHI 1971 and was directly elevated to the Supreme Court in March 1964.

Justice Lalit was part of the Benches that delivered several landmark judgments which held the practice of instant divorce by ‘triple talaq’ among Muslims illegal and unconstitutional.

In another landmark judgement, a bench headed by Justice Lalith gave authority to the erstwhile royal family of Travancore to manage the historic Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Kerala, observing that it should be linked to the temple’s ‘Success Act’. Servant’s right.’

A bench headed by Justice YU Lalit ruled that touching the genital or making any other physical contact with sexual intent amounts to sexual harassment within the meaning of Section 7 of the POCSO Act.

Setting aside the Bombay High Court’s controversial ‘skin-to-skin’ or skin-to-skin touching decision under the POCSO Act, the bench said that the offense of sexual assault against children is defined under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act. . The rule should be viewed from the victim’s point of view and if there is any sexual intent, the offense should be treated as an offense without ‘skin to skin’ contact.

(with input in news agency language)

Categories: India specialty

Tagged as: Chief Justice of India, Chief Justice N.V. Ramana, Indian JudiciACHI, Justice YU Lalit, Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, Kiran Rijiju, Law and Justice Minister Kiran Rijiju, News, Recommendation, Succession, Supreme Court, The Wire


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