Uttarakhand High Court

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Uttarakhand High Court
उत्तराखण्ड उच्च न्यायालय
Uttarakhand High Court.jpg
High Court Building
Established November 9, 2000
Country  India
Location Nainital, Uttarakhand
Composition method Presidential with confirmation of Chief Justice of India and Governor of Uttarakhand
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 Uttarakhand High Court
Chief Justice
Currently K. M. Joseph
Since 31 July 2014

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. Justice Ashok A. Desai was the inaugural holder of the office. Former Chief Justice of Uttarakhand S. H. Kapadia later went on to become Chief Justice of India. K. M. Joseph is the current Chief Justice of the Uttarakhand High Court. He assumed office on 31 July 2014.[1]

List of the Chief Justices of Uttarakhand[edit]

Following is the list of the Chief Justices of Uttarakhand since its inception on 9 November 2000:

Colour key
  Chief Justice of Uttarakhand
  Acting Chief Justice of Uttarakhand
S.No. Name Portrait Term Tenure
Justice Ashok A. Desai Sin foto.svg 9 November 2000 5 December 2000 26 days
1 Justice Ashok A. Desai Sin foto.svg 6 December 2000 31 March 2003 2 years, 3 months and 25 days (Total 2 years, 4 months and 21 days)
Justice P. C. Verma Sin foto.svg 1 April 2003 4 August 2003 4 months and 3 days
2 Justice S. H. Kapadia Sin foto.svg 5 August 2003 17 December 2003 4 months and 12 days
Justice P. C. Verma Sin foto.svg 18 December 2003 24 July 2004 7 months and 6 days
3 Justice V. S. Sirpurkar Sin foto.svg 25 July 2004 19 March 2005 7 months and 22 days
4 Justice Cyriac Joseph Justice Cyriac Joseph DSW.jpg 20 March 2005 7 January 2006 9 months and 18 days
Justice P. C. Verma Sin foto.svg 8 January 2006 13 January 2006 5 days (Total 11 months and 14 days)
5 Justice Rajiv Gupta Sin foto.svg 14 January 2006 1 February 2008 2 years and 18 days
6 Justice V. K. Gupta Sin foto.svg 2 February 2008 9 September 2009 1 year, 7 months and 7 days
Justice B. C. Kandpal Sin foto.svg 10 September 2009 28 November 2009 2 months and 18 days
7 Justice J. S. Khehar Sin foto.svg 29 November 2009 7 August 2010 8 months and 9 days
8 Justice Barin Ghosh Sin foto.svg 14 August 2010 30 July 2014 3 years, 11 months and 16 days
9 Justice K. M. Joseph Justice K.M. Joseph - Crop.jpg 31 July 2014 Incumbent 9 months and 4 days

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Justice Joseph Sworn In As Uttarakhand HC CJ". Outlook. 31 July 2014. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 

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