Odisha High Court

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Orissa High Court
Established 1948
Country  India
Location Cuttack, Odisha
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 27
Website http://www.orissahighcourt.nic.in
Chief Justice
Currently Adarsh Kumar Goel[1]
Since October 12, 2013[2]
View of High Court of Odisha New Building from Ravenshaw Collegiate School

The Orissa High Court (Oriya: ଓଡ଼ିଶାର ଉଚ୍ଚ ନ୍ୟାୟାଳୟ) is the High Court of the state of Odisha.

Bengal Presidency was a vast province including present day Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, and West Bengal. It was difficult to administratively manage such a vast area, inhabited by people speaking in different languages and having different traditions. Administrative exigencies required separation of such areas which originally did not from part of Bengal. So, new province of Bihar and Orissa was formed on March 22, 1912. However, the said new province of Bihar and Orissa was under the jurisdiction of Calcutta High Court.[citation needed]

On February 9, 1916, in exercise of the powers under Section 113 of the Government of India Act, 1915, the King of England issued letters of patent constituting High Court of Patna. Orissa was placed under the jurisdiction of Patna High Court. Although, on May 18, 1916, Circuit Court of Patna High Court for Orissa held its first sitting at Cuttack.

On April 1, 1936, Orissa was made a separate province but no separate High Court was provided for it. People raised their voice for a separate High Court in their state. After a long battle, Government of India agreed to create a new High Court, and for that purpose the Government of India issued the Orissa High Court Order, 1948, under the Section 229(1) of the Government of India Act, 1935, on April 30, 1948. This order clearly stated that "from the 5th day of July, 1948, there shall be a Court for the Province of Orissa, which shall be a Court of Record". Finally, on July 26, 1948, Orissa High Court was formally inaugurated.

The seat of the court is Cuttack. The court has a sanctioned judge strength of 27.

The Chief Justice[edit]

The present Chief Justice of the Odisha High Court is Adarsh Kumar Goel, who was sworn in on October 12, 2013.

Former Chief Justices[edit]

# Chief Justice Term
1 Bira Kishore Ray 26 July 1948 – 30 October 1951
2 B. Jagannadha Das 31 October 1951 – 3 March 1953
3 Lingaraj Panigrahi 4 March 1953 – 21 March 1956
4 R. Laxman Narasimham 22 March 1956 – 27 December 1964
5 Khaleel Ahmed 18 January 1965 – 5 April 1967
6 Satya Bhusan Burman 6 April 1967 – 30 April 1969
7 Gati Krushna Misra 1 May 1969 – 30 October 1975
8 Siba Narayan Shankar 1 November 1975–12 October 1977
9 Sukanta Kishor Ray 13 October 1977–4 November 1980
10 Ranganath Mishra 16 January 1981 – 14 March 1983
11 Digambardharu Pathak 11 August 1983 – 28 February 1986
12 Harilal Agrawal 1 May 1986 – 31 July 1989
13 Banwarilal Hansaria 22 February 1990 – 13 December 1993
14 Girish Thakurlal Nanavati 31 January 1994 – 27 September 1994
15 Vallabhdas Aidan Mohta 28 September 1994 – 25 April 1995
16 Sailendu Nath Pukhan 2 August 1996 – 27 January 1999
17 Biswanath Agrawal 18 November 1999–18 October 2000
18 N.Y. Hanumanthapa 17 February 2001 – 24 September 2001
19 P.K. Balsubramanyan 5 December 2001 – 10 March 2003
20 Sujit Barman Roy 9 April 2003 – 27 January 2007
21 A.K. Ganguly 2 March 2007 – 18 May 2008
22 Balbir Singh Chauhan 16 July 2008 – 10 May 2009
23 I.M. Quddusi 11 May 2009 – 13 November 2009
24 Bilal Nazki 14 November 2009 – 17 November 2009
25 V.Gopal Gowda 25 March 2010 - 26 February 2013
26 C.Nagappan 27 February 2013 - 16 September 2013
27 Adarsh Kumar Goel 10 October 2013 continuing...

Judges from the High Court currently serving as Judges of the Supreme Court of India[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel Orissa High Court CJ - The New Indian Express". newindianexpress.com. 2013. Retrieved October 12, 2013. "Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel has been appointed as the Chief Justice of Orissa High Court." 
  2. ^ "New CJ of Odisha High Court to be sworn-in on October 12, 2013". mbctv.co.in. 2013. Retrieved October 12, 2013. "Adarsh Kumar Goel will be sworn-in as the new Chief Justice of the Odisha High Court here on October 12, 2013." 

External links[edit]

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