New Delhi: Justice TS Thakur will take over as the next Chief Justice of India on Thursday, succeeding Chief Justice HL Dattu, who demitted office on Wednesday.
Justice Thakur, who will have a tenure of over a year (due to retire on January4, 2017), will be administered oath of office by President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.
Born on January 4, 1952, Justice Thakur started his career as a Civil, Criminal, Constitutional and Taxation lawyer in the Jammu and Kashmir High Court. He was designated as a Senior Advocate in 1990.
Justice Thakur was appointed as an Additional Judge of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court in 1994. He has also served as Judge in Karnataka and Delhi high courts. In 2008, he was appointed as the acting Chief Justice of Delhi High Court and took over as Chief Justice of the High Court of Punjab and Haryana in 2008.
He was elevated as Judge of Supreme Court in 2009. Justice Thakur has been associated with a host of significant judgments. He led the Bench that had delivered the verdict on reforming the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), following the Indian Premier League (IPL) betting and spot-fixing scandal.