A five-judge collegium of the Supreme Court convened on Tuesday, August 2, to begin the process of choosing the new Chief Justice of India.
The collegium’s leader, Chief Justice N.V. Ramana, will retire on August 26. Justices U.U. Lalit, D.Y. Chandrachud, Sanjay K. Kaul, and S. Abdul Nazeer are among its other members.
According to the Memorandum of Procedure for the Appointment of the Chief Justice of India, the Union Minister of Law, Justice, and Corporate Affairs would seek the recommendation of the departing Chief Justice of India for the appointment of the next Chief Justice of India at the “proper time.”
Although there is no set schedule, the Ministry often seeks the outgoing CJI’s suggestion a month before retirement.