Andhra Pradesh High Court

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Andhra Pradesh High Court
High Court of Andhra Pradesh, Amaravati (May 2019) 1.jpg
Andhra Pradesh High Court Building in Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh
Established1 January 2019[1]
LocationAmaravati, Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates16°31′10″N 80°29′08″E / 16.5195°N 80.4856°E / 16.5195; 80.4856Coordinates: 16°31′10″N 80°29′08″E / 16.5195°N 80.4856°E / 16.5195; 80.4856
Composition methodPresidential with confirmation of Chief Justice of India and Governor of respective state.
Authorized byConstitution of India
Appeals toSupreme Court of India
Judge term lengthmandatory retirement by age of 62
Number of positions37
{Permanent 28 ; Addl. 9}
Websitehc.ap.nic.in
Chief Justice
CurrentlyJ. K. Maheshwari
Since7 October 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.[2] The court complex currently used for High court was named as "Judicial complex" and will be used for "City civil court" after the inauguration of Permanent High court building.[3]

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.

Geography[edit]

Andhra Pradesh High Court was located in Justice City at Nelapadu, a neighbourhood of Amaravati.[4] It is located at a distance of 6.4 km from the Krishna river.[5]

Structure[edit]

Judicial complex[edit]

High court of Andhra Pradesh under construction (January 2018)

It is a G+2 structure, which can be further extended to G+5. It has 23 halls that spread over an area of 2.2 lakh sqft. It was built in 4 acres with a cost of 157.3 crore. This building was constructed by one of the India's largest multi-national firm Larsen & Toubro Limited.[2]

Permanent high court[edit]

It will be built over an area of 42 acres, with a built-up area of 12.2 lakh sqft. It would have 36 court halls in first phase, to which an additional 24 halls would be added. Both the phases are expected to be completed by 2022 and 2036 respectively. The estimated cost of this building is 1,400 crores. Its contract was given to Shapoorji Pallonji Group by APCRDA.[6]

List of Chief Justices[edit]

S. No. Chief Justice Tenure Governor

(Oathed by)

Date of Appointment as CJ/ACJ Term end
- Chagari Praveen Kumar (acting) 1 January 2019 6 October 2019
1 J. K. Maheshwari 7 October 2019 Incumbent Biswabhusan Harichandan

Current Judges[edit]

The Central government has notified the constitution of a new High Court for the state of Andhra Pradesh effective from 1 January 2019, with the principal seat at Amaravati.[7]

The court has a Sanctioned strength of 37 (Permanent:28, Additional:9) judges.

Judges elevated to the Supreme Court of India-

Sr. No Name of the Judge, Justice Date of Elevation Date of Retirement Parent High Court
1 N. V. Ramana 17 February 2014 26 August 2022 Andhra Pradesh

Judges transferred from the Andhra Pradesh High Court-

Sr. No. Name of the Judge, Justice Recruitment Date of Appointment Date of Retirement Remark
1 Ramesh Ranganathan BAR 26 May 2005 27 July 2020 Chief Justice of Uttarakhand High Court
2 Sarasa Venkatanarayana Bhatti BAR 12 April 2013 5 May 2024 Judge of Kerala High Court
3 Dama Seshadri Naidu BAR 21 September 2013 17 June 2024 Judge of Bombay High Court


References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Andhra High Court to function at Amaravati from Jan 1, President issues notification". Thenewsminute.com. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b "CJI Ranjan Gogoi to open Judicial Complex, lay stone for permanent HC in Amaravati today". The New Indian Express. 3 February 2019. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Andhra Pradesh high court transit building to be opened on February 3 – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  4. ^ Reporter, Staff (2 February 2019). "CJI to inaugurate judicial complex today". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  5. ^ Google (28 January 2019). "Distance between High Court and Krishna river" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  6. ^ Reporter, Staff (28 January 2019). "Govt. pays attention to development of Justice City". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  7. ^ "High Court Business", Sitting in Judgment : The Working Lives of Judges, Hart Publishing, 2011, doi:10.5040/9781472561008.ch-013, ISBN 978-1-84946-239-6