Monday, March 28, 2011

court is in session.
High Courts
The following are the
twenty-one High Courts
sorted by name, year
established, Act by
which it was
established,
jurisdiction, seat of
governance
(headquarters),
benches (branches),
and the maximum
number of judges
sanctioned.
Court name
Established
Act established
Jurisdiction
Seat
Benches
Jud.
Allahabad High Court
[1]
1866-06-11
High Courts Act, 1861
Uttar Pradesh
Allahabad
Lucknow
95
Andhra Pradesh High
Court
1954-07-05
Andhra State Act, 1953
Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad
39
Bombay High Court
1862-08-14
High Courts Act, 1861
Maharashtra, Goa,
Dadra and Nagar Haveli,
Daman and Diu
Mumbai
Nagpur , Panaji,
Aurangabad
60
Calcutta High Court
1862-07-02
High Courts Act, 1861
West Bengal, Andaman
and Nicobar Islands
kolkata
Port Blair (circuit bench)
63
Chhattisgarh High
Court
2000-01-11
Madhya Pradesh Re-
organisation Act, 2000
Chhattisgarh
Bilaspur
12
Delhi High Court[2]
1966-10-31
Delhi High Court Act,
1966
National Capital
Territory of Delhi
New Delhi
36
Gauhati High Court[3]
1948-03-01
Government of India
Act, 1935
Arunachal Pradesh,
Assam, Manipur,
Meghalaya, Nagaland,
Tripura, Mizoram
Guwahati
Kohima , Aizwal & Imphal.
Circuit Bench at
Agartala & Shillong
27
Gujarat High Court
1960-05-01
Bombay Re-
organsisation Act, 1960
Gujarat
Ahmedabad
42
Himachal Pradesh
High Court
1971
State of H.P. Act, 1970
Himachal Pradesh
Shimla
09
Jammu and Kashmir
High Court
1943-08-28
Letters Patent issued
by the Maharaja of
Kashmir
Jammu & Kashmir
Srinagar & Jammu[4]
14
Jharkhand High
Court
2000
Bihar Re-organisation
Act, 2000
Jharkhand
Ranchi
12
Karnataka High Court
[5]
1884
Mysore High Court Act,
1884
Karnataka
Bengaluru
Circuit Benches at Hubli-
Dharwad & Gulbarga
40
Kerala High Court[6]
1956
States Reorganisation
Act
, 1956
Kerala, Lakshadweep
Kochi
40
Madhya Pradesh
High Court
[7]
1936-01-02
Government of India
Act, 1935
Madhya Pradesh
Jabalpur
Gwalior , Indore
42
Madras High Court
1862-08-15
High Courts Act, 1861
Tamil Nadu, Puducherry
Chennai
Madurai
47
Orissa High Court
1948-04-03
Orissa High Court Order,
1948
Orissa
Cuttack
27
Patna High Court
1916-09-02
Government of India
Act, 1915
Bihar
Patna
43
Punjab and Haryana
High Court
[8]
1947-11-08
High Court (Punjab)
Order, 1947
Punjab, Haryana,
Chandigarh
Chandigarh
53
Rajasthan High Court
1949-06-21
Rajasthan High Court
Ordinance, 1949
Rajasthan
Jodhpur
Jaipur
40
Sikkim High Court
1975
38th Amendment
Sikkim
Gangtok
03
Uttarakhand High
Court
2000
U.P. Re-organisation Act,
2000
Uttarakhand
Nainital
09