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Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde appointed as 47th Chief Justice of India

Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde (aged 63) was appointed as 47th Chief Justice of India (CJI). His Warrant of Appointment was signed by President Ram Nath Kovind under Article 124 of the Constitution of India. He will take oath as the next head of the Indian judiciary on 18 November 2019, a day after incumbent Ranjan Gogoi demits office. His tenure will be of total 17 months and will be demitting office on 23 April 2021. Being senior most judge, his name was recommended by incumbent CJI Gogoi as per the established procedure.

About Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde

He was born in Nagour Maharashtra on 24 April, 1955. He had studied in Nagour University. He comes from family of lawyers. His father Arvind Bobde was advocate-general of Maharashtra and his elder brother late Vinod Arvind Bobde a renowned senior advocate of Supreme Court.

He was enrolled as an advocate of the Bar Council of Maharashtra in 1978. He had practised law at Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court with appearances at Bombay before Principal Seat and before Supreme Court for over 21 years. He was designated as senior advocate in 1998.

He was elevated to Bombay High Court in March 2000, as Additional Judge. He was sworn in as Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court in October 2012. He was elevated as a judge of Supreme Court on April 2013.

Sanjeev Nandan Sahai appointed new Power Secretary

The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of senior IAS officer Sanjeev Nandan Sahai as the new power secretary. The order in this regard was issued by Union Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions.

About Sanjeev Nandan Sahai

He is a 1986-batch IAS officer of union territories (UT) cadre. He is at present serving as the special secretary in power ministry.

He would be replacing Subhash Chander Garg who superannuates on 31 October 2019. Garg, who would have retired next year (2020) after completing 60-year age of superannuation, was removed as finance secretary soon after budget was passed by Parliament and appointed power secretary in July 2019. Garg had sought voluntary retirement after being shunted out from the post of finance secretary and was serving a 3-month notice period pending acceptance of his voluntary retirement.

Other Key Appointments

B R Sharma appointed Chairman, Staff Selection Commission- Jammu and Kashmir cadre IAS officer B R Sharma, who has been serving as Secretary in Border Roads Organisation (BRO) under the Home Ministry, was appointed Chairman, Staff Selection Commission.

Nagendra Nath Sinha appointed NHAI Chairman- He is a 1987 batch IAS officer as the Chairman of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). He is will take Sharma’s place in BRO.