Justice Gogoi’s elevation
The formal announcement of Justice Ranjan Gogoi’s elevation as the next Chief Justice of India, succeeding CJI Deepak Misra, came from the PMO. It seems the pressure of catering to the 24×7 breaking news syndrome has taken a toll on the official news dissemination machinery. So, no sooner had the President put his stamp, a quick release on WhatsApp was put out through the PMO unit. The uploading of the notification on the Ministry of Law and Justice website was done later. Ironically, the intent was to avoid controversy over the
appointment of the next CJI.