Rajasthan High Court

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Rajasthan High Court
Established 1949
Country  India
Location Jodhpur, Rajasthan
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 28
Website http://hcraj.nic.in/
Chief Justice
Currently Sunil Ambwani (acting)
Since July 30, 2014

The Rajasthan High Court is the High Court of the state of Rajasthan. It was established on 21 June 1949 under the Rajasthan High Court Ordinance, 1949.

The seat of the court is at Jodhpur. The court has a sanctioned judge strength of 40.

View of the Rajasthan High Court, Sardar museum in Umaid Park and upper right is Jodhpur fort in 1960.

There were five High Courts functioning in the various units of the States - at Jodhpur, Jaipur and Bikaner, the High Courts of former Rajasthan and Matsya Union, before unification of the Rajasthan. The Rajasthan High Court Ordinance, 1949 abolished these different jurisdictions and provided for a single High Court for the entire State. The High Court of Rajasthan was founded in 1949 at Jodhpur, and was inaugurated by the Rajpramukh, Maharaja Sawai Man Singh on 29 August 1949.

The first Chief Justice was Kamala Kant Verma. A bench was formed at Jaipur on 31 January 1977 under sub-section (2) of Section 51 of the States Reorganisation Act, 1956 which was dissolved in 1958. Currently the sanctioned strength of the judges is 40 and actual strength is 32.

The Chief Justice[edit]

The Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court is Mr. Sunil Ambwani (acting). Mr. Sunil Ambwani was office of the Chief Justice replacing Mr. Justice Amitava Roy.[1]

Sitting Judges[edit]

  1. Chief Justice Hon'ble Justice Mr. Sunil Ambwani

Jodhpur Principal Seat

    1. Justice Mr. Govind Mathur
    2. Justice Mr. Gopal Krishan Vyas
    3. Justice Dr. Vineet Kothari
    4. Justice Mr. Sangeet Raj Lodha
    5. Justice Ms. Nirmaljit Kaur
    6. Justice Mr. Sandeep Mehta
    7. Justice Mr. P.K. Lohra
    8. Justice Mr. Vijay Bishnoi
    9. Justice Mr. Arun Bhansali
    10. Justice Mr. Atul Kumar Jain
    11. Justice Mr. Mahendra Kumar Maheshwari
    12. Justice Mr. Banwari Lal Sharma

Jaipur Bench

    1. Justice Mr. Ajay Rastogi
    2. Justice Mr. Raghvendra S. Chauhan
    3. Justice Mr. Mohammad Rafiq
    4. Justice Mr. Raghuvendra Singh Rathore
    5. Justice Mr. Mahesh Chandra Sharma
    6. Justice Mr. Munishwar Nath Bhandari
    7. Justice Mr. Kanwaljit Singh Ahluwalia
    8. Justice Ms. Bela M. Trivedi
    9. Justice Ms. Nisha Gupta
    10. Justice Mr. Prashant Kumar Agarwal
    11. Justice Mr. Alok Sharma
    12. Justice Mr. J. K. Ranka
    13. Justice Mr. V. S. Siradhana
    14. Justice Mr. Vishnu Kumar Mathur

Rajasthan High Court Bar Association, Jaipur[edit]

Rajasthan High Court Bar Association, Jaipur is a registered society of the Advocates practicing at Jaipur Bench of Rajasthan High Court. The body elects its office bearers through direct election every year. The 2012 elections were contested on the issue of upholding legal ethics and a referendum against frequent and flash strikes by Advocates. The strikes by Advocates puts extra burden on already burdened Judiciary. All seven candidates for Presidency spoke against Strike. The candidates were Senior Advocate Mr. R. N. Mathur, Mr. Rajendra Sharma, Mr. Manoj Sharma, Mr. Laxmi Narain Bose, Mr. Ashok Bansal, Dr. Vibhuti Bhushan Sharma, and Mr. Mahendra Gaur.

D Rajasthan High Court Bar Association, Jaipur.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ {http://hcraj.nic.in/ Rajasthan High Court official website]|accessdate=13 November 2011

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