Uttarakhand High Court

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Uttarakhand High Court
Uttarakhand High Court.jpg
High Court Building
Established 2000
Country  India
Location Nainital, Uttarakhand
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 9
Website http://highcourtofuttarakhand.gov.in/
Chief Justice
Currently Barin Ghosh
Since 2010

The Uttarakhand High Court (Hindi: उत्तराखण्ड उच्च न्यायालय) is the High Court of the state of Uttarakhand in India. The Uttarakhand State was carved out from erstwhile State of Uttar Pradesh on 9 November 2000 under the Uttar Pradesh Reorgansisation Act, 2000. At the time of the creation of the State, the High Court of Uttarakhand was also established on the same day at Nainital.

The sanctioned judge strength at the time of creation in 2000 was 7; this was increased to 9 in 2003.

Chief Justice[edit]

Barin Ghosh is the current Chief Justice of the Uttarakhand High Court. He assumed office on 12 August 2010.[1]

Former Chief Justices[edit]

Chief Justice Term
Hon'ble Mr. Justice Ashok A. Desai (acting) 9 November 2000–5 December 2000
Hon'ble Mr. Justice Ashok A. Desai 6 December 2000–31 March 2003
Hon'ble Mr. Justice P.C. Verma (acting) 1 April 2003–4 August 2003
Hon'ble Mr. Justice S. H. Kapadia 5 August 2003–17 December 2003
Justice P. C. Verma (acting) 18 December 2003–24 July 2004
Hon'ble Mr. Justice V. S. Sirpurkar 25 July 2004–19 March 2005
Hon'ble Mr. Justice Cyriac Joseph 20 March 2005–7 January 2006
Justice P. C. Verma (acting) 8 January 2006–13 January 2006
Hon'ble Mr. Justice Rajeev Gupta 14 January 2006–1 February 2008
Hon'ble Mr. Justice Vinod Kumar Gupta 2 February 2008–9 September 2009
Justice Bipin Chandra Kandpal (acting) 10 September 2009–28 November 2009
Hon'ble Mr. Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar 29 September 2009–7 August 2010

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Barin Ghosh sworn in as chief justice of Uttarakhand high court". DNA. 12 August 2010. Retrieved 13 August 2010. 


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