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Ranjan Gogoi

Ranjan Gogoi was the Chief Justice of India from October 3, 2018 to November 17, 2019. He was sworn in as a member of the Rajya Sabha on March 19, 2020. Gogoi is the son of former Assam Chief Minister Keshab Chandra Gogoi. He was elevated as the Chief Justice of Punjab & Haryana High Court on February 12, 2011. A year later, he was appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India on April 23, 2012.


Ranjan Gogoi, Jyotiraditya Scindia among new Rajya Sabha members named to House panels

July 24, 2020 1:56 am

While former Chief Justice of India and nominated member Justice Ranjan Gogoi was nominated to the panel on External Affairs, BJP member Jyotiraditya Scindia will be a member of the committee on HRD.

Justice Gogoi’s Rajya Sabha nomination underlines need for cooling-off period for judges

March 20, 2020 10:58 am

The government should remember that while this appointment may ostensibly be at the pleasure of the President, it comes at a great cost to the people of India. History will not forget or forgive this “scar”.

Idea behind a nomination: Learned debate, knowledge, expertise

March 20, 2020 12:17 pm

Presidential nominees in the present Rajya Sabha are Swapan Dasgupta, Subramanian Swamy, Narendra Jadhav, Suresh Gopi, Mary Kom, Chhatrapati Sambhajiraje, Roopa Ganguly (all nominated in 2016), Rakesh Sinha, Sonal Mansingh, and Raghunath Mohapatra (all 2018).

Ravi Shankar Prasad: ‘Ranjan Gogoi’s great experience will add to standard of debate in Rajya Sabha’

March 20, 2020 12:16 pm

If a former CJI is coming as a fully nominated member to Rajya Sabha without aligning to any party, his great wisdom and experience will add to the standard of debates in the Upper House, says Ravi Shankar Prasad.

Ranjan Gogoi takes oath as member of Rajya Sabha amid chants of shame, walkout by Oppn

March 20, 2020 12:18 pm

This is perhaps the first time ever that the House has witnessed slogan-shouting and walkout during oath-taking of a new member.

Ranjan Gogoi takes oath as member of Rajya Sabha amid 'shame' slogans

March 19, 2020 1:18 pm

Ranjan Gogoi's nomination to Rajya Sabha by the President has been marred by criticism from the Opposition as well for former Supreme Court judges.

Parliament Highlights: Road accidents down by 10% after increase in fines, Gadkari tells LS

March 19, 2020 9:12 pm

Parliament Today Highlights: Ex-CJI Ranjan Gogoi, who headed benches that heard important and sensitive cases such as the Ayodhya land title dispute, the Rafale case, the Assam NRC issue and the Sabarimala matter, was sworn in as Rajya Sabha MP on Thursday.

The Gogoi betrayal: Judges will not empower you, they are diminished men

March 20, 2020 12:04 pm

Justice Gogoi’s actions are not simply a case of one bad apple. His actions will now cast doubt on the Court as a whole; every judgment will now be attributed to political motives.

Justice Gogoi is best placed to be a non-partisan conduit between legislature, judiciary

March 20, 2020 12:06 pm

Gogoi’s appointment, therefore, isn’t even remotely comparable to what the Congress has done in the past. One hopes that Gogoi’s appointment to the Rajya Sabha will add great value to judicial and vetting of laws enacted by the Parliament.

Ex-SC judges say Gogoi in RS clouds judiciary’s independence, he says am for nation-building

March 18, 2020 10:55 am

Justice Gogoi said he had given it ample time and thought before taking the decision. He said his presence in Parliament “will be an opportunity to project the views of the judiciary before the legislature and vice-versa”.


In photos: Justice S A Bobde, new CJI and a photography enthusiast

November 18, 2019 10:50 am

Once appointed, Bobde, the second seniormost judge in the apex court after Gogoi, will enjoy a tenure of one year and five months as CJI— until April 23, 2021.

Farewell CJI: Lawyers' body bids goodbye to Justice Ranjan Gogoi

November 15, 2019 8:27 pm

Chief Justice Gogoi presided over the Supreme Court bench for the last time on Friday.