Madhya Pradesh High Court Jabalpur

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Jabalpur High Court
LocationJabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates23°9′38″N 79°56′19″E / 23.16056°N 79.93861°E / 23.16056; 79.93861Coordinates: 23°9′38″N 79°56′19″E / 23.16056°N 79.93861°E / 23.16056; 79.93861
Composition methodPresidential with confirmation of Chief Justice of India and Governor of respective state.
Authorized byConstitution of India
Appeals toSupreme Court of India
Number of positions32
Chief Justice
CurrentlyJustice Ajay kumar mittal
Since7 October 2019

The Jabalpur High Court (Hindi: जबलपुर उच्च न्यायालय) is a high court having jurisdiction over the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh since 1936. It was established on 1 November 1956.


The Madhya Pradesh High Court is located at Civil Lines, Jabalpur, MP. The Geo-co-ordinates for the location are: Latitude = 23.1708, Longitude = 79.9489, Lat = 23 degrees,10.2 minutes North, Long = 79 degrees,m56.9 minutes East [1]


Madhya Pradesh originally created as central province on 2 November 1861,as judicial commissions territory. The judicial Commissioners court at Nagpur was the highest court at that time and got converted to Governor's province in 1921 and became full fledged.

On 1 November 1956 the States Reorganisation act was enacted and Madhya Pradesh was constituted under S.9,Subsection(1) of Section 49 of States Reorganisation Act. The High Court exercising jurisdiction in the existing state of Madhya Pradesh i.e. Nagpur High Court, was deemed to be the high court for the state. Thus Nagpur High Court was not abolished but by a legal fiction became High Court for the new State of Madhya Pradesh with its seat at Jabalpur.

Two Temporary benches of High Court of Madhya Pradesh was constituted at Indore and Gwalior by the order of Hon'ble the Chief Justice dated 1 November 1956. Later, by a Presidential Notification dated 28 November 1968, issued in the exercise of Powers conferred by the Subsection(2) of section 51 of the States Reorganisation Act 1956, permanent benches of the High Court of Madhya Pradesh at Indore and Gwalior were established.

On 1 November 2000, when the state of Chhattisgarh was carved out of state of Madhya Pradesh by the provisions of the Madhya Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2000 and the High Court of Chhattisgarh was established for the state, the High Court of Madhya Pradesh at Jabalpur became the High Court for the successor state of Madhya Pradesh .

The seat and benches[edit]

The seat of the court is at Jabalpur. The bench consists Approved Strength of Permanent Judges as 32and current Working Strength of Permanent Judges is 27. The bench also consists Approved Strength of Additional Judges as 11 and current Working Strength of Additional Judges is 12.

Chief Justice[edit]

The Chief Justice is Hon’ble Justice Shri Sanjay Yadav (judge).[2]

Former Chief Justices[edit]

# Chief Justice Term
1 Hon’ble Justice Mr. M. Hidayatullah 1954–1958
2 Hon’ble Justice Mr. G.P. Bhatt 1958–1959
3 Hon’ble Justice Mr. P.V. Dixit 1959–1969
4 Hon’ble Justice Mr. Bishambhar Gayal 1969–1972
5 Hon’ble Justice Mr. P.K.Tare 1972-1975
6 Hon’ble Justice Mr. Shivdayal P. Shrivastava 1975–1978
7 1978–1978
8 Hon’ble Justice Mr. G.P. Singh 1978–1984
9 Hon’ble Justice Mr. Goverdhan Lal Oza 1984–1985
10 Hon’ble Justice Mr. J.S. Verma 1985–1986
11 Hon’ble Justice Mr. N.D. Oza 1987–1988
12 Hon’ble Justice Mr. G.G. Sohani 1988–1989
13 Hon’ble Justice Mr. S.K. Jha 1989–1993
14 Hon’ble Justice Mr. U.L.Bhatt 1993–1995
15 Hon’ble Justice Mr. A.K. Mathur 1995–1999
16 Hon’ble Justice Mr. Bhawani Singh 2000–2003
17 Hon’ble Justice Mr. Kumar Rajarathnam 2003-2004
18 Hon’ble Justice Mr. R.V. Raveendran 2004–2005
19 Hon’ble Justice Mr. A.K. Patnaik 2005–2009
20 Hon’ble Justice Mr. S.R. Alam 2009–2011
21 Hon’ble Justice Mr. Sharad Arvind Bobde 16 Oct 2012 to 10 April 2013
22 Hon’ble Justice Mr. Ajay Manikrao Khanwilkar 24 November 2013 to 12 May 2016
23 Hon'ble Justice Mr.Sanjay Yadav (judge) 30 September 2020 to incumbent


  1. ^ "Latitude and Longitude". Retrieved 19 September 2013.
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