Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha was on 27th April sworn in as the 41st Chief Justice of India by President Pranab Mukherjee at a brief function held in the Durbar Hall of Rashtrapathi Bhavan.
He succeeds Justice P. Sathasivam, who demitted office on April 26. Justice Lodha will have a brief tenure of five months till September 27.
Speaking to journalists in the Supreme Court, he said: “Earlier, judiciary was not visible, now it is visible. My mantra is to appoint good judges and the rest will follow. If we have good judges, then in about seven or eight years we will have an entirely different complexion of judiciary.”