New Delhi: Senior most Judge of Supreme Court, Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar today took oath as the 44th Chief Justice of India (CJI).
Justice Khehar was sworn in presence of the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee at Darbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhawan.
He took the oath in a very low profile ceremony where the political opposition parties were noticeably missing.
Justice Khehar led the five-judge constitution bench in the Supreme Court which had struck down the controversial NJAC Act for appointment of judges.
Khehar took oath in the name of God in English at the ceremony and he will hold the tenure for over seven months till August 27th.
Last month CJI, T S Thakur recommended the name of Justice Khehar who is the senior-most judge of the Supreme Court, to be his successor.
Justice Khehar, 64, will be the first Chief Justice from the Sikh community. Justice Thakur demitted office yesterday.