The ball was set rolling on Tuesday for the appointment of Jagdish Singh Khehar as the next Chief Justice of India with the present incumbent T S Thakur naming him his successor.
As per the memorandum of procedure, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had written to Justice Thakur to name his successor in November.
Justice Thakur responded on Tuesday by naming his number two as the next CJI.