New Delhi: Setting the ball rolling for the appointment of the next Chief Justice of India, current incumbent J S Khehar has named Justice Dipak Misra as hissuccessor, a senior functionary aware of the development said on Tuesday night.
According to laid down procedure, the law minster writes to the CJI seeking his recommendation on who should succeed him.
Justice Khehar retires on August 27. The memorandum of procedure, a document which guides appointment, transfer and elevation of judges of the Supreme Court and the 24 high courts, states that appointment to the office of the CJI should be of the seniormost judge of the Supreme Court considered fit to hold the office.
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