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President clears JS Khehar as Chief Justice of India

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Published : Dec 20, 2016, 2:46 am IST
Updated : Dec 20, 2016, 2:49 am IST

Justice Khehar, who will be sworn in on January 4, will hold the tenure for over seven months till August 27, 2017.

Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar will be the 44th Chief Justice of India. (Photo: PTI)
 Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar will be the 44th Chief Justice of India. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: The President of India has cleared the name of Justice J.S. Khehar to be the next Chief Justice of India. This was a formality after the government had already recommended his name. He will be the 44th Chief Justice of India. Justice Khehar, 64, will be the first Chief Justice from the Sikh community and he will succeed CJI Thakur who will be demitting office on January 3, 2017.

Justice Khehar, who will be sworn in on January 4, will hold the tenure for over seven months till August 27, 2017.

Besides heading the bench in NJAC matter, Justice Khehar has also headed a bench which had set aside the imposition of President’s Rule in Arunachal Pradesh in January this year.

He was also a part of the bench which sent Sahara chief Subrata Roy to jail while hearing the matter relating to the refund of money invested by people in his two companies.

Justice Khehar also headed a bench which recently gave a significant verdict holding that the principal of “equal pay for equal work” has to be made applicable to those engaged as daily wagers, casual and contractual employees who perform the same duties as the regulars.

Tags: chief justice of india, j.s. khehar, president’s rule
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