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Justice Uday Umesh Lalit was elected in as the 49th Chief Justice of India on 27 August, one day after Justice NV Ramana declared his retirement. At Rashtrapati Bhavan in the morning hours, President Droupadi Murmu took an oath Justice Lalit in as Chief Justice of India. Justice NV Ramana, who retired on August 26, is succeeded by him.

As per culture and seniority regulations, Justice Ramana had recommended Justice Lalit as his nominee. Justice Lalit's appointment as the new Chief Justice of India was later clarified by the President.

As the top of India's judiciary, Justice Lalit will remain in office for only 74 days, retiring on November 8.

At Justice Ramana's farewell celebration yesterday, Justice Lalit declared that during his nearly three-month term, he would concentrate on three main areas, with the listing of cases being one of his top priorities.

Moreover, Justice Lalit has undertaken to uphold a proper process in which any urgent concerns may be openly brought before the relevant benches of the highest court.