Madhya Pradesh High Court Jabalpur
|Jabalpur 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|
|Number of positions||32|
|Currently||Hon’ble Mr. Sharad Arvind Bobde|
The Madhya Pradesh High Court is located at Civil Lines, Jabalpur, MP. The Geo-co-ordinates for the location are: Latitude = 23.1708, Longitude = 79.9489, Lat = 23 degrees,10.2 minutes North, Long = 79 degrees,m56.9 minutes East 
Madhya Pradesh originally created as central province on 2 November 1861,as judicial commissions territory. The judicial Commissioners court at Nagpur was the highest court at that time and got converted to Governor's province in 1921 and became full fledged.
On 1 November 1956 the States Reorganization act was enacted and Madhya Pradesh was constituted under S.9,Subsection(1) of Section 49 of States Reorganization Act. The High Court exercising jurisdiction in the existing state of Madhya Pradesh i.e. Nagpur High Court, was deemed to be the high court for the state. Thus Nagpur High Court was not abolished but by a legal fiction became High Court for the new State of Madhya Pradesh with its seat at Jabalpur.
Two Temporary benches of High Court of Madhya Pradesh was constituted at Indore and Gwalior by the order of Hon'ble the Chief Justice dated 1 November 1956.Later ,by a Presidential Notification dated 28 November 1968,issued in the exercise of Powers conferred by the Subsection(2) of section 51 of the States Reorganization Act 1956,permanent benches of the High Court of Madhya Pradesh at Indore and Gwalior were established.
On 1 November 2000,when the state of Chhattisgarh was carved out of state of Madhya Pradesh by the provisions of the Madhya Pradesh Reorganization Act,2000 and the High Court of Chhattisgarh was established for the state ,the High Court of Madhya Pradesh at Jabalpur became the High Court for the successor state of Madhya Pradesh .
The seat and benches
The seat of the court is at Jabalpur.The bench consists Approved Strength of Permanent Judges as 32and current Working Strength of Permanent Judges is 27. The bench also consists Approved Strength of Additional Judges as 11 and current Working Strength of Additional Judges is 12.
The Chief Justice is Hon’ble Mr. AJAY MANIKRAO KHANWILKAR.
Former Chief Justices
|1||Hon’ble Justice Mr. M. Hidayatullah||1954–1958|
|2||Hon’ble Justice Mr. G.P. Bhatt||1958–1959|
|3||Hon’ble Justice Mr. P.V. Dixit||1959–1969|
|4||Hon’ble Justice Mr. Bishambhar Gayal||1969–1972|
|5||Hon’ble Justice Mr. P.K.Tare||1972-1975|
|6||Hon’ble Justice Mr. Shivdayal P. Shrivastava||1975–1978|
|8||Hon’ble Justice Mr. G.P. Singh||1978–1984|
|9||Hon’ble Justice Mr. G.L. Oza||1984–1985|
|10||Hon’ble Justice Mr. J.S. Verma||1985–1986|
|11||Hon’ble Justice Mr. N.D. Oza||1987–1988|
|12||Hon’ble Justice Mr. G.G. Sohani||1988–1989|
|13||Hon’ble Justice Mr. S.K. Jha||1989–1993|
|14||Hon’ble Justice Mr. U.L.Bhatt||1993–1995|
|15||Hon’ble Justice Mr. A.K. Mathur||1995–1999|
|16||Hon’ble Justice Mr. Bhawani Singh||2000–2003|
|17||Hon’ble Justice Mr. Kumar Rajarathnam||2003-2004|
|18||Hon’ble Justice Mr. R.V. Raveendran||2004–2005|
|19||Hon’ble Justice Mr. A.K. Patnaik||2005–2009|
|20||Hon’ble Justice Mr. S.R. Alam||2009–2011|
|21||Hon’ble Justice Mr. SHARAD ARVIND BOBDE||16th Oct 2012 to 10th April 2013|