On October 11, 2022, the outgoing Chief Justice of India, UU Lalit, recommended Justice DY Chandrachud as his successor. On October 17, 2022, the President approved the recommendation, and finally Justice Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud took the oath as Chief Justice of India on Wednesday, November 9, 2022. CJI DY Chandrachud is the son of Justice YV Chandrachud, the 16th Chief Justice of India, who was the longest serving CJI from 2 February 1978 until 11 July 1985.
Justice Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud has a two-year term that ends on November 10, 2024. Prior to being elevated to the Supreme Court on May 13, 2016, the Chief Justice of India served as Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court beginning on October 31, 2013. Justice DY Chandrachud commenced his Judicial career on March 29, 2000, when he was appointed to the Bombay High Court as a Judge. Prior to being named a Judge, he served as India's Additional Solicitor General in 1998 .The Bombay High Court appointed him a Senior Advocate in 1998.
Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Law Minister Kiren Rijiju, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, outgoing Chief Justice of India UU Lalit, and Supreme Court judges were present at the oath taking ceremony, which was presided by President of India, Droupadi Murmur.
He has appeared in certain works that have been highlighted here. His rulings are renowned for being liberal. He was a member of the Constitutional Benches who discriminated against consenting homosexuality and adultery while recognizing privacy as a basic right under Article 21. He nevertheless supported the majority's position that women of all ages had the right to join the Sabarimala temple. He was also a member of the five-judge panel that rendered a decision in the Ayodhya-Babri Masjid dispute.
"Serving the ordinary citizen is my priority," he said earlier in an interview with NDTV. Justice DY Chandrachud has promised reforms in registry and judicial processes. "My work, not words, will speak", he added.