NEW DELHI: The Government’s intention on the appointment of the next Chief Justice of India (CJI) should not be questioned, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today, noting that when the incumbent names the senior-most judge of the Supreme Court as his successor as per convention, the executive will take a call.
He was responding to a question on whether the Government will follow the laid-down conventions and procedures to appoint Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the next Chief Justice when incumbent Dipak Misra demits office on October 2.
“The question is imaginary…As far as the appointment of the Chief Justice of India is concerned, the convention is clear…The sitting chief justice names the senior-most judge (of the top court) as his successor. When the name comes to us, we will discuss it,” he told a press conference held to highlight the achievements of the Law Ministry in the past four years. (AGENCIES)