List of Chief Justice of India:Static GK For All Competitive Exams

Under Article 24 of the Constitution of India, the Chief Justice of India/Supreme Court of India is appointed by the President of India. He/she can hold the office up to the age of 65 years. Generally, the Senior Most Justice of Supreme Court of India will be appointed as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India/Chief Justice of India.

Here is a list of Chief Justice of India which will help you in exams like UPSC, BPSC,SSC MTS.SSC CHSL, SSC CGL,Railways and other Banking Exams like IBPS, RBI, SBI Clerk etc.

NAMEDATE OF APPOINTMENT AS C.J.I.HELD OFFICE TILL
1. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Harilal Jekisundas Kania26/01/195006/11/1951
2. Hon’ble Mr. Justice M. Patanjali Sastri7/11/19513/1/1954
3. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Mehr Chand Mahajan4/1/195422/12/1954
4. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Bijan Kumar Mukherjea23/12/195431/01/1956
5. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Sudhi Ranjan Das1/2/195630/09/1959
6. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Bhuvneshwar Prasad Sinha1/10/195931/01/1964
7. Hon’ble Mr. Justice P.B. Gajendragadkar1/2/196415/03/1966
8. Hon’ble Mr. Justice A.K. Sarkar16/03/196629/06/1966
9. Hon’ble Mr. Justice K. Subba Rao30/06/196611/04/1967
10.Hon’ble Mr. Justice K.N. Wanchoo12/4/196724/02/1968
11. Hon’ble Mr. Justice M. Hidayatullah25/02/196816/12/1970
12. Hon’ble Mr. Justice J.C. Shah17/12/197021/01/1971
13. Hon’ble Mr. Justice S.M. Sikri22/01/197125/04/1973
14. Hon’ble Mr. Justice A.N. Ray26/04/197328/01/1977
15. Hon’ble Mr. Justice M. Hameedullah Beg29/01/197721/02/1978
16. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Y.V. Chandrachud22/02/197811/7/1985
17. Hon’ble Mr. Justice P.N. Bhagwati12/7/198520/12/1986
18. Hon’ble Mr. Justice R.S. Pathak21/12/198618/06/1989
19. Hon’ble Mr. Justice E.S. Venkataramiah19/06/198917/12/1989
20. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Sabyasachi Mukherjee18/12/198925/09/1990
21. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ranganath Misra25/09/199024/11/1991
22. Hon’ble Mr. Justice K.N. Singh25/11/199112/12/1991
23. Hon’ble Mr. Justice M.H. Kania13/12/199117/11/1992
24. Hon’ble Mr. Justice L.M. Sharma18/11/199211/2/1993
25. Hon’ble Mr. Justice M.N. Venkatachaliah12/2/199324/10/1994
26. Hon’ble Mr. Justice A.M. Ahmadi25/10/199424/03/1997
27. Hon’ble Mr. Justice J.S. Verma25/03/199717/01/1998
28. Hon’ble Mr. Justice M.M. Punchhi18/01/19989/10/1998
29. Hon’ble Dr. Justice A.S. Anand10/10/199831/10/2001
30. Hon’ble Mr. Justice S.P. Bharucha1/11/20015/5/2002
31. Hon’ble Mr. Justice B.N. Kirpal6/5/20027/11/2002
32. Hon’ble Mr. Justice G.B. Pattanaik8/11/200218/12/2002
33. Hon’ble Mr. Justice V.N. Khare19/12/200201/05/2004
34. Hon’ble Mr. Justice S. Rajendra Babu2/5/200431/05/2004
35. Hon’ble Mr. Justice R.C. Lahoti1/6/200431/10/2005
36. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Y.K. Sabharwal1/11/200513/01/2007
37. Hon’ble Mr. Justice K.G. Balakrishnan14/01/200711/5/2010
38. Hon’ble Mr. Justice S.H. Kapadia12/5/201028/09/2012
39. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Altamas Kabir29/09/201218/07/2013
40. Hon’ble Mr. Justice P. Sathasivam19/07/201326/04/2014
41. Hon’ble Mr. Justice R. M. Lodha27/04/201427/09/2014
42. Hon’ble Mr. Justice H.L. Dattu28/09/201402/12/2015
43. T. S. Thakur03/12/201503/01/2017
44. Jagdish Singh Khehar04/01/2017Incumbent

Incumbent CJI Khehar will be the first CJI from the Sikh community. He will retire on 27 August 2017 on turning 65 years in age.