Justice Ranjan Gogoi has taken over as the new GJI on October 3, 2018, after succeeding former GJI Dipak Misra, who retired at the mandatory retirement age of 65. Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra recommended Justice Ranjan Gogoi’s name for the post to the government, who took oath in the presence of President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. Ranjan Gogoi became 46th Chief Justice of India. His tenure is slated to complete on November 17, 2019, a day before turning 65 years of age. He belongs to Assam and is the son of former Assam CM Keshab Chandra Gogoi. He started practicing as an advocate in 1978 and was appointed as a permanent judge of Gauhati High Court in Feb 2001, where he practiced on constitutional, taxation and company matters. He had sworn at the Supreme Court as a judge on April 2012. He is credited with being the first person from the North-Eastern states to become the Chief Justice of India. He was also one of the four senior most Supreme Court judges who raised the issue of selective assignment of sensitive cases by recent G JIs to certain judges.
Various important cases were handled by the bench led by Justice Gogoi such as the appeals filed by the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convicts. He also played an important role in upgrading the Supreme Court creche within the court complex.