The government has reportedly written to Chief Justice of India Uday Umesh Lalit to name his successor on Friday. The letter was sent this morning as a part of the procedure.
The development comes as Justice Lalit retires as the CJI on November 8. Justice DY Chandrachud is the senior-most judge after the CJI.
As per practice, the CJI names the senior-most judge as his or her successor. Going by the established practice and convention, Justice Chandrachud would be the 50th CJI.
(With inputs: PTI)