Andhra Pradesh High Court

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Andhra Pradesh High Court
Established1 January 2019[1]
Country India
LocationAmaravati, Andhra Pradesh
Composition methodPresidential with confirmation of Chief Justice of India and Governor of respective state.
Authorized byConstitution of India
Decisions are appealed toSupreme Court of India
Judge term lengthmandatory retirement by age of 62
Websitehc.ap.nic.in
Chief Justice
CurrentlyJustice Chagari Praveen Kumar[2]
Since1 January 2019

The Andhra Pradesh High Court is the High Court of the Indian State of Andhra Pradesh. The seat of the High Court is at Amaravati, the capital of Andhra Pradesh. The first Chief Justice is Justice Chagari Praveen Kumar.

History[edit]

It was established in the year 1954, when the new state of Andhra formed from the earlier Madras Presidency. After the merger of the Hyderabad State with Andhra State to form the State of Andhra Pradesh, the Court initially met at the Guntur city till 1956. Thereafter, the High Court started functioning from the capital city of Hyderabad. However, post bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh into Telengana and Andhra Pradesh as per the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014, the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad was constituted as a common High Court, until the new High Court for the State of Andhra Pradesh is created. Later by a Presidential order, the High Court for the state of Andhra Pradesh was established on 1 January 2019 under the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014. The seat of the High Court is at Amaravati, the capital of Andhra Pradesh and the first justice city of India. The first Chief Justice is Justice Chagari Praveen Kumar.

Judges[edit]

The Central government has notified the constitution of a new High Court for the state of Andhra Pradesh effective from January 1, 2019, with the principal seat at Amaravati. The notification states,

“In pursuance of article 214 of the Constitution and the Order issued by the Supreme Court of India and in exercise of powers conferred under clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 30, sub-section (1) of section 31 and sub-section (2) of section 31 of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014, the President hereby constitutes a separate High Court for the State of Andhra Pradesh, namely, the High Court of Andhra Pradesh, from the 1st day of January, 2019 with the principal seat of the High Court at Amaravati in the State of Andhra Pradesh and the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad shall become the High Court for the State of Telangana.”

The following judges of the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad for the States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh shall become the Judges of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh at Amaravati with effect from 1 January 2019.

  1. Justice Ramesh Ranganathan (presently working as Chief Justice of High Court of Uttarakhand)
  2. Justice Chagari Praveen Kumar
  3. Justice Sarasa Venkatanarayana Bhatti
  4. Justice Akula Venkata Sesha Sai
  5. Justice Dama Seshadri Naidu (presently working as Judge, High Court of Kerala)
  6. Justice Mandhata SeetharamaMurti
  7. Justice Upmaka Durga Prasada Rao
  8. Justice Talluri Sunil Chowdary
  9. Justice Mallavolu Satyanarayana Murthy
  10. Justice Gudiseva Shyam Prasad
  11. Justice Kumari Javalakar Uma Devi
  12. Justice Nakka Balayogi
  13. Justice Smt. Telaprolu Rajani
  14. Justice Durvasula Venkata Subramanya Suryanarayana Somayajulu
  15. Justice Smt. KongaraVijaya Lakshmi; and
  16. Justice Manthoj Ganga Rao

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Andhra High Court to function at Amaravati from Jan 1, President issues notification". Thenewsminute.com. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Chagari Praveen Kumar appointed as Chief Justice of new Andhra HC". Thenewsminute.com. Retrieved 28 December 2018.