Justice RM Lodha sworn in as 41st Chief Justice of India

Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha is the 41st Chief Justice of India.
Justice R.M. Lodha was on 27 April, 2014 sworn in as the Chief Justice of India. He was administered the oath of office by President Pranab Mukharjee.

Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha is the 41st Chief Justice of India.

Chief Justice Lodha succeeds Chief Justice P. Sathasivam who demitted office on completion of his term on Saturday. Lodha will preside over the Supreme Court for five months as his term will come to an end on September 27, 2014.

A law graduate from the Jodhpur University, Lodha practised law in the Rajasthan High Court dealing with constitutional, civil, company, criminal, taxation, labour and other matters. He also appeared as counsel for the Centre and the Rajasthan government.

Chief Justice Lodha was elevated as a permanent judge of the Rajasthan High Court on January 31, 1994. He was transferred to the Bombay High Court on February 16, 1994 and remained there for the next 13 years. Lodha came back to the Rajasthan High Court on February 2, 2007.

Lodha then moved from the Rajasthan High Court to the Patna High Court as its Chief Justice on May 13, 2008.

Eight months later, Chief Justice Lodha was elevated to the Supreme Court on December 17, 2008.

He is also associated with the Jodhpur-based National Law University as its executive member.

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