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Justice UU Lalit will take over as the 49th Chief Justice of India  2022.

Safalta Expert Published by: Aryan Rana Updated Thu, 04 Aug 2022 11:48 PM IST


Justice U U Lalit is the senior-most judge in the Supreme Court of India. He has contributed to a number of important rulings, notably one that declared the "triple talaq" divorce method unlawful. Justice Lalit will take over as the 49th Chief Justice of India on August 27.

Justice U U Lalit, the senior-most judge on the Supreme Court of India, is slated to succeed the Chief Justice of India (CJI). He has contributed to a number of important rulings, notably the one that declared the immediate "triple talaq" divorce method used by Muslims to be unlawful and unconstitutional. On August 27, one day after current Chief Justice N. V. Ramana steps down from the position, Justice Lalit will take over as the 49th Chief Justice of India.  If you are preparing for competitive exams and looking for expert guidance, you can download our General Knowledge Free Ebook Download Now.

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If selected, Justice Lalit will become the second Chief Justice of India to be promoted from the Bar directly to the Bench of the Supreme Court.


In March 1964, Justice S M Sikri became the first attorney to be promoted directly to the top court bench and became the 13th Chief Justice of India in January 1971.

Necessary info about Justice U U Lalit

  • On August 13, 2014, Justice Lalit, a respected senior attorney, was chosen to serve as a Supreme Court judge.
  • Since then, he has contributed to the delivery of several important rulings by the supreme court.
  • One of the landmark decisions was the five-judge constitution bench's August 2017 ruling, which declared quick triple talaq divorce to be "void," "illegal," and "unconstitutional" by a 3-2 majority.

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