Jharkhand High Court
|Jharkhand High Court|
झारखंड उच्च न्यायालय
|Established||15 November 2000|
|Coordinates||29°23′45″N 79°26′52″E / 29.3958°N 79.4477°E|
|Composition method||Presidential with confirmation of the Chief Justice of India and Governor of respective state.|
|Authorized by||Constitution of India|
|Appeals to||Supreme Court of India|
|Judge term length||mandatory retirement by age of 62|
|Number of positions||25|
|Currently||Sanjaya Kumar Mishra|
|Since||20 February 2023|
The Jharkhand High Court is one of the newest high courts in India. It was established in 2000. 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 25. The new building of the Jharkhand High Court has been approved. A 165-acre land has been granted near the HEC Industrial Complex, which will be used for the development of the high court, a 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. The Jharkhand High Court started live proceedings of virtual hearings on YouTube on 15 December 2021. The Jharkhand High Court became sixth in the country to start live streaming of hearings on YouTube.
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.
Sanjaya Kumar Mishra is the chief justice of the Jharkhand High Court since 20 February 2023.
Former chief justices
|1||Vinod Kumar Gupta||5 December 2000–4 March 2003|
|2||P. K. Balasubramanyan||10 March 2003–26 August 2004|
|3||Altamas Kabir||1 March 2005–8 September 2005|
|4||Nelavoy Dhinakar||4 December 2005–9 June 2006|
|5||M. Karpaga Vinayagam||17 September 2006–15 May 2008|
|6||Gyan Sudha Misra||13 July 2008–30 April 2010|
|7||Bhagwati Prasad||22 August 2010–12 May 2011|
|8||Prakash Chandra Tatia||11 September 2011 – 3 August 2013|
|9||R. Banumathi||16 November 2013 - 12 August 2014|
|10||Virender Singh||1 November 2014 – 6 October 2016|
|11||Pradip Kumar Mohanty||24 March 2017 – 9 June 2017|
|12||Aniruddha Bose||11 August 2018 - 23 May 2019|
|13||Ravi Ranjan||17 November 2019 - 19 December 2022|
|14||Sanjaya Kumar Mishra||20 February 2023 - Incumbent|
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