Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Saturday congratulated India’s new Chief Justice, Judge UU Lalit, who hails from the state. “Sons of Maharashtra, Justice Lalit’s tenure will increase the faith and glory of Indian justice,” Shinde mentioned in a message to the new CJI.
President Draupadi Murmu swore in Justice Lalit who took workplace because the forty ninth CJI in Delhi on Saturday. From the small Lalit clan of Maharashtra, Justice Lalit was born in Solapur and obtained his legislation diploma from the celebrated Government Law College in Mumbai, one of many oldest in Asia, established in 1855.
Affiliated with the University of Mumbai, the GLC, as it’s popularly identified, has produced a few of the best authorized minds in India, together with former GLC director BR Ambedkar, the chief architect of the Indian Constitution , former President Pratibha Patil, former PM MP LK Advani, along with different non-legal beacons.
The prestigious legislation faculty has produced half a dozen CJIs — HJ Kania, PN Bhagwati, MH Kania, SP Bharucha, SH Kapadia (and now Judge UU Lalit) — and a Chief Justice of Nepal, Surendra Prasad Singh , in addition to a number of Supreme Court Justices and High Court Chief Justices, Solicitors General and Attorneys General, amongst others.
CJI Lalit’s father, Umesh R. Lalit, was additionally a well known lawyer who was appointed as a Judge of the Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court.
CJI Lalit’s grandfather, Ranganath Lalit, was a outstanding lawyer through the British period, who hosted civic features for 2 authorized luminaries – Mahatma Gandhi and Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.
“We are extremely proud that one of our extended family members has taken over as the new CJI and we all wish him the very best in his new responsibility,” Satish Lalit, former media adviser to the IANS, advised IANS. Maharashtra CM.
He mentioned all Lalits originated from Girye village in Sindhudurg district, with the clan’s historical past relationship again nearly two centuries.
“Over the years Lalit family has spread to various parts of the state and even Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat and CJI Lalit family moved to Apta village near Roha in Raigad” , mentioned Satish Lalit.
CJI Lalit began her authorized observe on the Bombay High Court (1983-1985) earlier than transferring to the Delhi Supreme Court.
He was additionally the top of the National Legal Services Authority and handed down a number of well-known and historic verdicts earlier than his appointment to the tough management place of the supreme courtroom.