Chief justice of India TS Thakur is retiring on 4th of January 2017. Justice Jagdeesh singh Khehar is set to appointed as 44th chief justice of India.
Current CJI TS Thakur recommended name of Justice Khehar to centre for next Chief justice of India. 
Under the existence practice ,the incumbent Chief justice recommends name of the successor .
He will be sworn in as CJI by President Pranab Mukherjee on January 4th , 2017.
He would head the Indian judiciary for the little less than 8 months before retiring on august 27 .

About Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar

Jagdish Singh Khehar born on 28th august,1952. He is LLB and LLM from Punjab university with gold medal.
He came to news after restoring decision of Nabam Tuki government in Arunachal Pradesh.

Education of Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar

Jagdeesh singh Khehar graduated in science from government college Chandigarh in yearb1974. He got his LLB degree from Punjab university in 1977, and LLM in 1979 with gold medal in 1979.

Work experience of Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar

Justice Khehar was appointed as a judge of Punjab and Haryana high court in 1999, worked as Acting chief justice for twice. Later he worked as chief justice of Uttrakhand High court on 29th Nov 2009 and chief justice of Karnataka High court in 2010.

Interesting facts about Jagdeesh singh Khehar

  • Justice JS Khehar revived the colegium  system of appointing higher judiciary judges.
  • Restored congress government headed by Nabam Tuki in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • He was also part of impeachment precedings of apex court justice v. Ramaswami and karnataka HC chief justice PD Dinakaran.


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