Justice Chandrachud will be sworn in as India's 50th CJI on November 9.
Justice Chandrachud would become the 50th CJI on November 9, a day after the incumbent CJI would demit office.
Earlier this month, the Central government had issued a notification appointing Justice Lalit to the top post, following a recommendation made by former CJI Ramana, who demitted office on August 26.
Chief Justice N.V. Ramana on Friday termed the pendency of cases a huge challenge and expressed regret on not giving required attention to issues with listing of cases and schedule of hearing of matters.
Outgoing Chief Justice of India (CJI) N.V. Ramana on Thursday said he has discharged his duties as Chief Justice in whatever possible way, saying almost every name for the appointment as Delhi High Court judges has been cleared.
According to a notice, matters will be listed before courts concerned from Monday, for direction including filing of common compilation, filing of short written submissions, and tentative indication with regard to time by counsel for their arguments.
Justice Uday Umesh Lalit will assume charge on August 27 after incumbent N V Ramana demits office the day before.
The Chief Justice is scheduled to retire on August 26.
Shinde's counsel submitted that his client is not disqualified, and he has also not left the party, and emphasized on the aspect of dissent within a political party.
The Chief Justice stressed the need to ensure proper judicial infrastructure, the problems created by media trial in judicial administration, future challenges of the judiciary and the importance of judicial review in protection of the Constitution.
The Supreme Court had on July 1 come down heavily on Sharma for her controversial comments against Prophet Mohammad.
The other petition was filed by activist Uchit Sharma against the high court decision.
Yet, he stressed, "it is an extremely satisfying profession to pursue. It is often said that the legal profession is a noble profession. I can state that the journalist's job is as noble and is an integral pillar of democracy. Like the legal professional, a journalistAalso needs to have a strong moral fibre and moral compass. Your conscience is your guide in this profession".
Referring to the Law Minister for clearing the names for appointment to the top court, Ramana said: "He cleared (the names) at a jet speed, all the nine names. I think in record six days' time without any murmur or anything.
Three out of these nine new judges -- Justices Nath, Nagarathna and Narasimha -- are also in line to become the CJI.