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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.


AG declines consent to initiate contempt proceedings against ex-CJI Ranjan Gogoi

February 27, 2021 2:27 pm

Activist Saket Gokhale had sought consent, a condition precedent for initiating criminal contempt proceedings, of the top-most law officer to initiate the case against the former CJI who had reportedly said at an event that the judiciary is “ramshackled” and it is quite unlikely for a person to get a timely verdict.

Supreme Court closes cases against ex-CJI Ranjan Gogoi, says plot against him not ruled out

February 19, 2021 1:26 am

Soon after the controversy erupted in April 2019, the office of the Supreme Court Secretary-General had, in a statement, “denied” the charges, calling them “absolutely false and scurrilous”.

Gogoi's remarks on judiciary shocking, worrisome: Pawar

February 14, 2021 9:49 pm

Gogoi had reportedly said that the judiciary is in a "ramshackle" state and expressed concern over the pendency of cases.

Ex-CJI Gogoi gets ‘Z+’ VIP security cover

January 23, 2021 3:56 am

Nominated to Rajya Sabha by the government months after his retirement in November 2019, Ranjan Gogoi will be protected by around a dozen CRPF commandos at all times. A similar contingent will guard his residence.

Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi provided 'Z+' VIP security cover

January 22, 2021 3:13 pm

A Rajya Sabha member now, Ranjan Gogoi was earlier being provided with a security cover of the Delhi Police.

Andhra CM letter to CJI alleging wrongdoing by HC is a first. SC must settle matter expeditiously

November 02, 2020 9:34 am

Accountability angels may insist on a thorough probe into the allegation about lands in Amaravati purchased by two daughters of the learned justice before its designation as capital of the new state.

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.


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.