New Delhi: Justice T S Thakur was appointed the next Chief Justice of India on Wednesday. He will be taking over from Justice H L Dattu on December 3. He was the senior most Judge of the Supreme Court.
This was announced by the law ministry, after the President appointed Justice Thakur as the next CJI with effect from December 3. Born on January 4, 1952, he will have a tenure of a little over one year and will retire on January 4, 2017.
Justice Thakur headed the bench which had delivered the verdict on reforming the Board of Control for Cricket in India in the wake of the IPL betting and spot-fixing scandal.
The probe in the Saradha chit fund scam case is also being monitored by a bench headed by Justice Thakur. He is also hearing the multi-crore NRHM scam in which ex-UP minister Babu Singh Kushwaha is an accused besides other politicians and bureaucrats.
Justice Thakur was designated as a senior advocate in 1990. On February 16, 1994, he was appointed as an additional judge of Jammu and Kashmir High Court and transferred as a judge of Karnataka High Court in March 1994.
He was appointed as a permanent judge in September 1995 and transferred to Delhi High Court in July 2004.
Justice Thakur was appointed acting chief justice of Delhi High Court on April 9, 2008 and on August 11, 2008, he took over as chief justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court.