Punjab and Haryana High Court

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Punjab & Haryana High Court
Capitol High Court.jpg
High Court Building
Established 1947 (1919)
Country India
Location Sector 1, Chandigarh
Authorized by Constitution of India
Decisions are appealed to Supreme Court of India
Judge term length Till 62 years
Number of positions 85 (64 Permanent, 21 Additional)
Website http://www.highcourtchd.gov.in/
Chief Justice
Currently Shiavax Jal Wazifdar, Acting Chief Justice
Since 26 July 2014
Lead position ends 25 February 2015 or till transferred/elevated
Punjab & Haryana High Court, Chandigarh

Punjab and Haryana High Court (Hindi: पंजाब और हरियाणा उच्च न्यायालय) is a common High Court for both the States of Punjab and Haryana and Union territory of Chandigarh. It is situated at Chandigarh, the capital of the States of Punjab and Haryana. As of 5 January 2008, there are 42 Judges.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Earlier it was known as Lahore High Court, which was established in 21 March 1919. Jurisdiction of Lahore High Court covered undivided Punjab and Delhi having its seat at Lahore. After Independence on 11 August 1947 a separate High Court of Punjab was created with its seat at Simla under the Indian Independence Act, 1947 which had jurisdiction over Punjab, Delhi and present Himachal Pradesh and Haryana. In 1966, after the reorganisation of the State of Punjab, the High Court was designated as the High Court of Punjab and Haryana having its jurisdiction over Punjab and Haryana and Chandigarh. The area of Delhi and Himachal Pradesh has been made under the Delhi High Court which was established on 31 October 1966 with its seat at Simla.