Jharkhand High Court

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Jharkhand High Court
झारखंड उच्च न्यायालय
Established2000
Country India
LocationRanchi, Jharkhand
Composition methodPresidential with confirmation of the honourableChief 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
No. of positions21
Websitehttp://jharkhandhighcourt.nic.in/
Chief Justice
CurrentlyJustice Prashant Kumar (acting)
Since7 June 2019

The Jharkhand High Court is one of the newest High Courts in India. It was established in 2000 under the Bihar Reorganisation Act, 2000, after the state of Jharkhand was carved out of the state of Bihar. The court has jurisdiction over Jharkhand state.

The seat of the court is at Ranchi, the administrative capital of the state. The court has a sanctioned judge strength of 20. The new building of Jharkhand High Court has been approved. A 165 acres land has been granted near the HEC Industrial Complex, which will used for development of High Court, Residential Complex for Judges and Lawyers Chambers. The estimated cost for the project is around Rs. 460 Crores. The complex will also have an auditorium with a 1000-seat capacity, four conference rooms, eight committee meeting halls, separate building for advocate general and government pleader.[1]

History[edit]

A circuit bench of the Patna High Court was established at Ranchi on 6 March 1972 under clause 36 of the letters patent of the Patna High Court. The Circuit bench became the Permanent Bench of the Patna High Court, by the High Court at Patna (Establishment of Permanent Bench at Ranchi) Act 1976 (Act 57 of 1976) on 8 April 1976. This Permanent Bench finally became the Jharkhand High Court on reorganisation of Bihar state on 15 November 2000.

The Chief Justice[edit]

Hon'ble Justice Prashant Kumar is the Acting Chief Justice of the Jharkhand High Court.

Former Chief Justices[edit]

# Chief Justice Term
- Paarth Khanna (acting) 15 November 2000–5 December 2000
1 Vinod Kumar Gupta 5 December 2000–7 March 2003
2 P. K. Balasubramanyan 10 March 2003–26 August 2004
- S. J. Mukhopadhaya (acting) 26 August 2004–2005
3 Altamas Kabir 1 March 2005–8 September 2005
4 Nelavoy Dhinakar 4 December 2005–10 June 2006
- S. J. Mukhopadhaya (acting) 10 June 2006–2006
- M.Y. Eqbal (acting) 2006–17 September 2006
5 M. Karpaga Vinayagam 17 September 2006–2008
6 Gyan Sudha Misra 13 July 2008–29 April 2010
- Sushil Harkauli (acting) 30 April 2010–21 August 2010
7 Bhagwati Prasad (judge) 22 August 2010–12 May 2011
- Prakash Chandra Tatiya (acting) 13 May 2011–11 Sep 2011
8 Prakash Chandra Tatia 11 May 2011 – 12 November 2013
9 R. Banumathi 16 November 2013 - 13 August 2014[2]
10 Virender Singh 1 November 2014 – 6 October 2016
11 Pradip Kumar Mohanty 7 October 2016 – 8 June 2017
- Dhirubhai Naranbhai Patel (acting) 9 June 2017 - 3 August 2018
12 Aniruddha Bose 4 August 2018 - 23 May 2019
- Dhirubhai Naranbhai Patel (acting) 24 May 2019 - 6 June 2019
- Prashant Kumar (acting) 7 June 2019 - Incumbent

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Jurisdiction and Seats of Indian High Courts
  2. Judge strength in High Courts increased

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