Justice R.M.Lodha appointed as Next and 41st Chief Justice of India by the President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee. Justice Lodha will take his charge on April 27, 2014. He will succeed Justice P. Sathasivam.
64-year old Justice Lodha will have a brief tenure of five months as the Chief Justice of India (CJI). He is scheduled to retire on 27 September 2014.
Justice Lodha is the senior-most judge of the Supreme Court after CJI P. Sathasivam. The name of Justice Lodha was recommended as the next CJI by Justice Sathasivam.