Punjab and Haryana High Court
|Punjab & Haryana High Court|
High Court Building
|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)|
|Currently||Shiavax Jal Wazifdar, Acting Chief Justice|
|Since||26 July 2014|
|Lead position ends||25 February 2015 or till transferred/elevated|
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.
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.
- "High Court of Punjab and Haryana At Chandigarh". Highcourtchd.gov.in. Retrieved 2012-01-30.
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