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High court of india pdf -High Courts of India List All States 2016


  • Each state has a High Court.
  • It is the highest judicial organ of the state.
  • However, there cab we a common high Court like Punjab, Haryana & Union territory of Chandigarh. Presently there are 24 high courts in India.
  • Consists of chief justice & other such judge as appointed by the president.
  • The Constitution, unlike in the case of the Supreme Court, does not fix any maximum number of judge for a High Court.
  • (Allahabad High Court has 37 Judges while J&K High Court has only 5).
  • A Judge of high court be transferred to another High Court without his consent by the president.
  • In this, the chief justice of India is also consulted.
  • The opinion provided by him shall have primacy and is binding on the president.

High court of india pdf -High Courts of India List All States 2016

High court of india pdf -High Courts of India List All States 2016

Appointment of High Court Judge:

Every Judge of a Court is appointed by the president.In making appointment as High Court Judge, President can consult the Chief Justice of India , the Governor of the State and also the Chief and also the Chief Justice of that High Court

A Judge of the High Court can hold office until the age of 62 years. A High Court Judge can leave his office:

  1. By resignation in writing addressed to the president.
  2. By being appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court or being transferred to any other High Court by the president.
  3. By removal by the president.
  4. The Mode of removal of a Judge of the High Court is same as that of Judge of the Supreme Court.

The qualifications for being a Judge of the High Court are:

  • Be citizen of India. Not above 62 year of age.
  • Must have held for at least 10 year a judicial office or experience of at least 10 years as advocate in a High Court in India.
  • Salaries and allowances of the high court Judges are charged on the consolidated fund of the State .
  • After retirement a permanent Judge of High Court can not plead or act in a Court of before any authority in India, expect the Supreme Court and a High Court in which he has not worked.

Here is a list of High Courts in India with their establishment date and working region.

NameEstablishment yearTerritorial JurisdictionSeat
Bombay1862Maharastra, Dadar, & Nagar Haveli. Goa, Daman  Diu
Kolkata1862West Bengal, Andman & Nicobar IslandsKolkata ( Bench of port Blair)
Madras1862Tamil Nadu & PondicherryChennai
Allahabad1866Utter PradeshAllahabad (Bench at Lucknow)
Jammu & Kashmir1928Jammu & KashmirSri Nagar & Jammu
Guwahati1948Assam, Nagaland, Mizoram and Arunachal PradeshGuwahati (Bench at Kohima,
Rajasthan1949RajasthanJodhpur ( Bench – Jaipur)
Andhra Pradesh1954Andhra PradeshHyderabad
Madhya Pradesh1956Madhya PradeshJabalpur (Bench –Indore , Gwalior)
Kerala1958Kerala & LakshadweepErnakulam
Himachal Pradesh1966Himachal PradeshShimla
Punjab & Haryana1975Punjab, Haryana , ChandigarhChandigarh


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