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Justice JS Khehar to be the new CJI; First from Sikh community
Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar is set to become the next Chief Justice of India (CJI) and will be the first CJI from the Sikh community. He will be sworn in as the next CJI on January 4 as the present CJI, Justice Thakur's term ends on January 3, 2017.

CJI Thakur had, as per tradition of recommending the seniormost judge in Supreme Court, recommended Justice Khehar's name to the Union government on Tuesday.

Justice Khehar is famous for his judgment that struck down the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) and termed it as a threat to independence of judiciary. He also headed the bench that delivered the landmark judgment restoring the Congress government headed in Arunachal Pradesh even after it was dismissed.

Justice Khehar has graduated in science from Government College, Chandigarh, in 1974 and completed graduation in law from Panjab University in 1977. Later, he got LLM degree in 1979 and won a gold medal from the same university.

After his post graduation in law, Justice Khehar practiced in Punjab and Haryana HC and was designated senior advocate in 1995.

He had assumed office as Judge of the Supreme Court on September 13, 2011 and was serving as the Chief Justice of High Court of Karnataka from August 8, 2010.

On November 29, 2009, he was elevated as Chief Justice of Uttrakhand High Court. Justice Khehar was elevated as judge of the Supreme Court on September 13, 2011 and will have a tenure of about seven months till August 27, 2017 as the Chief Justice of India.

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