New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office for the 47th Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, apparently the maiden Supreme Court judge who talks about artificial intelligence, social media and loves the use of modern day technologies.
He takes charge from Justice Ranjan Gogoi who has retired as CJI on Sunday, concluding the most politically hit and extremely sensitive Ayodhya land dispute case.
Bobde is the eighth one from the Mumbai Bar holding India's top judicial position. His exclusive pupose of becoming a judge is not only to deliver justice but also to streamline the entire judicial system by means of technological advancements in the working of the court.
Born in Nagpur, Sharad Arvind Bobde earned a law degree from Nagpur University and was enrolled on the Bar Council of Maharashtra in 1978. He was designated as a senior advocate in 1998.
As a Judge, Bobde began working in March 2000 and he was appointed as an Additional Judge in the Bombay High Court.
In October 2012, he became the Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court and was promoted to Supreme Court in April next year.