Chief Justice of India

* * Chief Justice of India * *

The Chief Justice of India (CJI) is the head of the judiciary of India and the Supreme Court of India. The CJI also heads their administrative functions.

As head of the supreme court, the chief justice is responsible for the allocation of cases and appointment of constitutional benches which deal with important matters of law. In accordance with Article 145 of the Constitution of India and the Supreme Court Rules of Procedure of 1966, the Chief Justice allocates all work to the other judges who are bound to refer the matter back to him or her (for re-allocation) in any case where they require it to be looked into by a larger bench of more judges.

 

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Name

Bar

Appointed by

From

To

1

H. J. Kania

Bombay High Court

Rajendra Prasad

 

26 January 1950

6 November 1951

2

M. Patanjali Sastri

Madras High Court

7 November 1951

3 January 1954

3

Mehr Chand Mahajan

East Punjab High Court

4 January 1954

22 December 1954

4

Bijan Kumar Mukherjee

Calcutta High Court

23 December 1954

31 January 1956

5

Sudhi Ranjan Das

Calcutta High Court

1 February 1956

30 September 1959

6

Bhuvaneshwar Prasad Sinha

Patna High Court

1 October 1959

31 January 1964

7

Prahlad Balacharya Gajendragadkar

Bombay High Court

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

1 February 1964

15 March 1966

8

Amal Kumar Sarkar

Calcutta High Court

16 March 1966

29 June 1966

9

Koka Subba Rao

Madras High Court

30 June 1966

11 April 1967

10

Kailas Nath Wanchoo

Allahabad High Court

12 April 1967

24 February 1968

 

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