President Ram Nath Kovind appointed Justice NV Ramana as the 48th Chief Justice of India on Tuesday. He will take over as next Chief Justice of India (CJI) on April 24.

In exercise of the power conferred by clause (2) of Article 124 of the Constitution of India, The President is pleased to appoint Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana, Judge of the Supreme Court, to be the Chief justice of India with effect from April 24,” the Centre said in official notification.