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New Delhi : The President of India Ram Nath Kovind has appointed Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde, Judge of the Supreme Court, as the next Chief Justice of India with effect from November 18, 2019.

Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde has been a Judge of the Supreme Court since April 12, 2013. Earlier, he served as the Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court for about six months since October 16, 2012. He has also been an Additional Judge of the Bombay High Court from March 29, 2000, and a Permanent Judge from March 28, 2002.

Justice Bobde, born on April 24, 1956, was enrolled as an Advocate on September 13, 1978. He started his practice at the High Court Bench at Nagpur and the District Court at Nagpur and occasionally at the High Court at Bombay and the Supreme Court of India in civil, constitutional, labour, company, election and taxation matters. He specialised in constitutional, administrative, company, environmental and election laws, according to a PIB release.

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