Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud Takes Oath As 50th Chief Justice Of India

Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud Takes Oath As 50th Chief Justice Of India

Justice DY Chandrachud succeeded Uday Umesh Lalit as Chief Justice Of India. President Droupadi Murmu signed his warrant of appointment.

Chandrachud’s illustrious father YV Chandrachud was the longest-serving CJI (from February 22, 1978 to July 11, 1985). YV Chandrachud was the 16th Chief Justice of India.

About Justice DY Chandrachud

  • Born on November 11, 1959.
  • Justice DY Chandrachud has served as the Additional Solicitor General of India in 1998.
  • He was sworn in as the Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court in 2013.
  • He has been associated with the Bombay High Court.
  • He was elevated as a judge in the Supreme Court in 2016.


Justice DY Chandrachud was also part of the benches which delivered path-breaking judgments on decriminalizing same-sex relations after it partially struck down Section 377 of the IPC, the validity of the Aadhaar scheme, and the Sabarimala issue.

CJI DY Chandrachud was part of the five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court that, in a historic ruling on November 9, 2019, unanimously ruled that the disputed site at Ayodhya will go to Hindus and Muslims will get alternative land.

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The senior Chandrachud was among four out of five judges who in 1976 upheld a presidential order to impose an Emergency in the country. 

In August 2017, a nine-judge Bench of the Supreme Court unanimously affirmed that the Constitution of India guarantees a fundamental right to privacy. Justice Chandrachud was a part of the bench.

A bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud ruled that both married & unmarried women have the right to safe and legal abortion.

Justice Chandrachud overturned the judgments of his own father YV Chandrachud in Adultery and Right to Privacy.

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