Ranjan Gogoi Family
Supreme Court Judge Ranjan Gogoi was born 18 November 1954. He is son of Congress leader Kesab Chandra Gogoi who served as Assam Chief Minister for two months in 1982.
Ranjan Gogoi Education
He attended Don Bosco in Dibrugarh, before moving to Delhi to complete pre-university and graduate studies.
He studied at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, graduating with honours in history. He then attended Delhi University, where he received a law degree.
Ranjan Gogoi Profile
Gogoi enrolled at the bar in 1978, and practised at the Gauhati High Court, where he was made a Permanent Judge on 28 February 2001.
The President transferred him to the Punjab and Haryana High Court on 9 September 2010, becoming its Chief Justice on 12 February 2011.
On 23 April 2012, the president elevated him as a Judge of the Supreme Court.
Ranjan Gogoi Justice
On 12 January 2018, Justices Ranjan Gogoi along with Justices J Chelameswar, M B Lokur, and Kurian Joseph of the Supreme Court of India, for the first time in the history of the Supreme Court, held a press conferenceThey complained about problems plaguing the Supreme Court, failure in the justice delivery system and allocation of cases.
During the press meet, the four judges told journalists that the issue of allocating to Justice Arun Mishra the case of the death of special CBI Judge B.H.Loya prompted the press conference. Loya, was a special CBI judge who had died in December, 2014.
Ranjan Gogoi Retirement
Ranjan Gogoi’s tenure as the CJI will continue till November 17, 2019, a day before he turns 65 years old. He will be presiding over key cases including the Ayodhya title suit and the NRC in Assam.
Ranjan Gogoi Salary
The Chief Justice of India will now be Rs 2.8 lakh per month. Similarly, judges of the Supreme Court and chief justices of high courts will draw a monthly salary of Rs 2.50 lakh, up from the current Rs 90,000.
Ranjan Gogoi Caste
He belongs to Tai-Ahom ethnic group. The Tai-Ahom were historically seen as “Assamese” people. However, historian Yasmin Saikia argues that the Ahoms were not an ethnic community, but were a relatively open status group.
Any community coming into the socio-economic fold could claim the Ahom status with active consent of the king.