Allahabad High Court
|Allahabad High Court|
Photo of Allahabad High Court
|Composition method||Presidential with confirmation of Chief Justice of India and Governor of respective state.|
|Authorized by||Constitution of India|
|Decisions are appealed to||Supreme Court of India|
|Judge term length||Till 62 years of age|
|Number of positions||160|
|Currently||Hon’ble Mr. Justice Shiva Kirti Singh|
|Since||4th Feb 2013|
|Lead position ends||12th Nov 2013|
The Allahabad High Court (Hindi: इलाहाबाद उच्च न्यायालय) or the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad is a high court having jurisdiction over the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh since 1950. It was one of the first high courts to be established in India.
It was originally founded as the High Court of Judicature for the North-Western Provinces at Agra on 17 March 1866 by the Indian High Courts Act of 1861 replacing the old Sadr Diwani Adalat. Sir Walter Morgan, Barrister-at-Law and Mr. Simpson were appointed the first Chief Justice and the first Registrar respectively of the High Court of North-Western Provinces.
The location High Court for the North-Western Provinces was shifted from Agra to Allahabad in 1869 and the name was correspondingly changed to the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad from 11 March 1919.
On 2 November 1925, the Oudh Judicial Commissioner's Court was replaced by the Oudh Chief Court at Lucknow by the Oudh Civil Courts Act of 1925, enacted by the United Provinces Legislature with the previous sanction of the Governor General the passing of this Act.
On February 25, 1948, the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly passed a resolution requesting the Governor to submit to the Governor General the request of the Assembly to the effect that the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad and the Oudh Chief Court be amalgamated. Consequently, the Chief Court of Oudh was amalgamated with the High Court of Allahabad.
When the state of Uttaranchal, now known as Uttarakhand, was carved out of Uttar Pradesh in 2000, this high court ceased to have jurisdiction over the districts falling in Uttaranchal. Allahabad High court was built by Khan saheb Nizamuddin of Loha Mundi, Agra, India. He also donated the water fountain to the High court.
The seat and benches 
Its maximum number of sanctioned judges is 160, the highest in India.
Chief Justice 
The Chief Justice is Hon’ble Mr. Justice Shiva Kirti Singh. He was sworn in as Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court on 4 February 2013. He also served as the Acting Chief Justice of Patna High Court thrice between May 2009 and May 2010. On October 17, 2012, he had taken oath as senior judge of the Allahabad High Court and after the retirement of Justice Amitava Lala, he became acting Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court on November 20, 2012.
Former Chief Justices 
|5||Louis Addin Kershaw||1898|
|10||Shah Muhammad Sulaiman||1932–1937|
|11||John Gibb Thom||1937–1941|
|13||Kamala Kanta Verma||1946–1947|
|14||Bidhu Bhushan Malik||1947–1955|
|16||Manulal Chunilal Desai||1961–1966|
|17||Vashishtha Bhargava||25 February 1966–7 August 1966|
|20||Shashi Kanta Verma||1971–1973|
|21||Dhatri Saran Mathur||1973–1974|
|22||Kunwar Bahadur Asthana||1974–1977|
|25||Mahesh Narain Shukla||1983–1985|
|26||Hriday Nath Seth||1986|
|27||Kalmanje Jagannatha Shetty||1986–1987|
|28||Dwarka Nath Jha||1987|
|30||Brahma Nath Katju||1988–1989|
|31||B. P. Jeevan Reddy||1990–1991|
|32||M. K. Mukherjee||1991–1993|
|33||S. S. Sodhi||1994–1995|
|34||A. Lakshman Rao||1995–1996|
|35||D. P. Mohapatra||1996–1998|
|36||N. K. Mitra||1999–2000|
|37||Shyamal Kumar Sen||8 May 2000–24 November 2002|
|38||Tarun Chatterjee||31 January 2003–26 August 2004|
|39||Ajoy Nath Ray||11 January 2005–26 January 2007|
|40||Hemant Laxman Gokhale||7 March 2007–8 March 2009|
|41||Chandramauli Kumar Prasad||20 March 2009–7 February 2010|
|42||Hon'ble Mr. Justice Ferdino Inacio Rebello||26 June 2010-30 July 2011|
|43||Syed Rafat Alam||4 August 2011 - 8 August 2012|
- Official website
- eLegalix - Allahabad High Court Judgment Information System