P Sathasivam to be new Chief Justice of India.
P Sathasivam will be appointed as the next Chief Justice of India (CJI) after the expiry of present incumbent Altamas Kabir’s tenure. President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee has given his nod for the appointment of Sathasivam as the next Chief Justice of the country.
64-year-old Sathasivam joined as a permanent judge of the Madras high court in January 1996 after which he was transferred to the Punjab and Haryana high court in April 2007. He was appointed as a Supreme Court judge on August 21, 2007. Sathasivam, who will be the 40th CJI, will have tenure till April 26, 2014.