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 http://highcourtofuttarakhand.gov.in/
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.

List of Chief Justices of Uttarakhand[edit]

K. M. Joseph is the current Chief Justice of the Uttarakhand High Court. He assumed office on 31 July 2014.[1]

Former Chief Justices[edit]

S.No. Chief Justice Term
Hon'ble Justice Ashok Desai (acting) 9 November 2000–5 December 2000
1 Hon'ble Justice Ashok Desai 6 December 2000–31 March 2003
Hon'ble Justice P. C. Verma (acting) 1 April 2003–4 August 2003
2 Hon'ble Justice S. H. Kapadia 5 August 2003–17 December 2003
Hon'ble Justice P. C. Verma (acting) 18 December 2003–24 July 2004
3 Hon'ble Justice V. S. Sirpurkar 25 July 2004–19 March 2005
4 Hon'ble Justice Cyriac Joseph 20 March 2005–7 January 2006
Hon'ble Justice P. C. Verma (acting) 8 January 2006–13 January 2006
5 Hon'ble Justice Rajiv Gupta 14 January 2006–1 February 2008
6 Hon'ble Justice V. K. Gupta 2 February 2008–9 September 2009
Hon'ble Justice B. C. Kandpal (acting) 10 September 2009–28 November 2009
7 Hon'ble Justice J. S. Khehar 29 September 2009–7 August 2010
8 Hon'ble Justice Barin Ghosh 14 August 2010–30 July 2014
9 Hon'ble Justice K. M. Joseph 31 July 2014–incumbent

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Justice Joseph Sworn In As Uttarakhand HC CJ". [[Outlook (magazine)|]]. 31 July 2014. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 


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