When the office of Chief Justice of India is vacant or when the Chief Justice is, by reason of absence or otherwise, unable to perform the duties of his office, the duties of the office shall be performed by such one of the other Judges of the Court as the President may appoint for the purpose.

Debate Summary

Article 105, Draft Constitution, 1948

When the office of Chief Justice of India is vacant or when the Chief Justice is, by reason of absence or otherwise, unable to perform the duties of his office, the duties of the office shall be performed by such one of the other judges of the court as the President may appoint for the purpose.

 

Draft Article 105 (Article 126) was debated on 27th May 1949. It laid out the rules for the appointment of an acting Chief Justice.

 

The Draft Article was accepted by the Assembly without debate. Draft Article 98-A was adopted on 27th May 1949.