T S Thakur Set to be Next SC Chief

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New Delhi: Chief Justice H L Dattu on Wednesday started the process for appointment of the next Chief Justice of India by recommending to the government to appoint T S Thakur, as Supreme Court chief justice

Justice Dattu will retire as the CJI on December 2 and the same day Justice Thakur will be set in as the CJI by President Pranab Mukherjee.

Though writing the letter of recommendation for appointment of successor by the incumbent CJI is seen as a mere formality in the seniority determined succession line, the letter still marks as the first step in rolling out the procedure for swearing in of the new CJI.