Gujarat High Court

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Gujarat High Court
The Gujarat High Court Building
Established 1960
Country  India
Location Ahmedabad, Gujarat
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 42
Chief Justice
Currently Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya
Since 21 Jul 2012

The Gujarat High Court (Gujarati: ગુજરાત ઉચ્ચ ન્યાયાલય) is the High Court of the state of Gujarat. It was established on 1 May 1960 under the Bombay Re-organisation Act, 1960 after the state split from Bombay State.

The seat of the court is Ahmedabad. The court has a sanctioned judge strength of 42. Came to be established on 1 May 1960 as a result of bifurcation of the former State of Bombay into two States of Maharastra and Gujarat. The High Court started functioning near Akashwani, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad. Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sunderlal Trikamlal Desai, as the first Chief Justice; and Hon'ble Mr. Justice K. T. Desai, Hon'ble Mr. Justice J. M. Shelat, Hon'ble Mr. Justice N. M. Miabhoy and Hon'ble Mr. Justice V. B. Raju as puisne judges adorned the bench. The High Court has later shifted to the new building at Sola, Ahmedabad, from 16 January 1999.

The Chief Justice[edit]

On 8 November 2011, Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya of the Calcutta High Court was transferred to the Gujarat High Court and was appointed as the Acting Chief Justice, replacing Shri Justice Ashok L. Dave, who was officiating as the Chief Justice following the elevation of Chief Justice S. J. Mukhopadhaya to the Supreme Court of India. On 21 July 2012, Bhattacharya was confirmed as the Chief Justice and was sworn-in by the then Governor of Gujarat, Kamla Beniwal

The Bench[edit]

  1. Hon'ble Shri Justice Vijay Sahai, The Acting Chief Justice
  2. Hon'ble Shri Justice Ravi Tripathi
  3. Hon'ble Shri Justice Jayant Patel
  4. Hon'ble Shri Justice Mukesh Shah
  5. Hon'ble Shri Justice Kalpesh Jhaveri
  6. Hon'ble Shri Justice Akil Kureshi
  7. Hon'ble Shri Justice Anant Dave
  8. Hon'ble Shri Justice Shailesh Brahmbhatt
  9. Hon'ble Ms Justice Harsha Devani
  10. Hon'ble Smt Justice Abhilasha Kumari
  11. Hon'ble Shri Justice Mohinder Pal
  12. Hon'ble Shri Justice Kartik Thaker
  13. Hon'ble Shri Justice Zahiruddin Saiyed
  14. Hon'ble Shri Justice Rajesh Shukla
  15. Hon'ble Shri Justice Rashmin Chhaya
  16. Hon'ble Shri Justice Jamshed Pardiwala
  17. Hon'ble Shri Justice G B Shah
  18. Hon'ble Ms Justice Sonia Gokani
  19. Hon'ble Shri Justice Chandrakant Soni
  20. Hon'ble Shri Justice Ashish Desai
  21. Hon'ble Shri Justice Nilay Anjaria
  22. Hon'ble Shri Justice Paresh Upadhyay
  23. Hon'ble Shri Justice S. G. Shah
  24. Hon'ble Shri Justice S. H. Vora
  25. Hon'ble Shri Justice G. R. Udhwani
  26. Hon'ble Shri Justice R. D. Kothari
  27. Hon'ble Shri Justice A. G. Uraizee
  28. Hon'ble Shri Justice K. J. Thaker
  29. Hon'ble Shri Justice R. P. Dholaria

Former chief justices[edit]

See also[edit]



  1. Jurisdiction and Seats of Indian High Courts
  2. Judge strength in High Courts increased

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