Punjab and Haryana High Court
|Punjab and Haryana High Court|
High Court building
|Established||1919, relocated in 1947|
|Location||Sector 1, Chandigarh|
|Authorized by||Constitution of India|
|Decisions are appealed to||Supreme Court of India|
|Judge term length||mandatory retirement by age of 62|
|Number of positions||85 (64 permanent, 21 additional)|
|Currently||Shiavax Jal Wazifdar, Acting Chief Justice|
|Since||26 July 2014|
|Lead position ends||25 February 2015 or till transferred/elevated|
Punjab and Haryana High Court (Hindi: पंजाब और हरियाणा उच्च न्यायालय) is a common High Court for both the states of Punjab and Haryana and Union territory of Chandigarh. It is situated at Chandigarh, the capital of the States of Punjab and Haryana. As on March 21, 2015, there is a sitting strength of 55 judges in the High Court, including 45 permanent as well as 10 additional judges. Another five permanent and three additional judges from this court have been transferred to different High Courts, one of whom (Hon'ble Mr. Justice Virender Singh) is presently serving as Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court.
Earlier it was known as Lahore High Court, which was established in 21 March 1919. Jurisdiction of Lahore High Court covered undivided Punjab and Delhi having its seat at Lahore. After independence on 15 August 1947, a separate High Court of Punjab was created with its seat at Shimla under the Indian Independence Act, 1947 which had jurisdiction over Punjab, Delhi and present Himachal Pradesh and Haryana. In 1966, after the reorganisation of the State of Punjab, the High Court was designated as the High Court of Punjab and Haryana, having its jurisdiction over Punjab and Haryana and Chandigarh. The area of Delhi has been put under the Delhi High Court with its seat at New Delhi and Himachal Pradesh has its independent High Court at Shimla.
- "High Court of Punjab and Haryana At Chandigarh". Highcourtchd.gov.in. Retrieved 2012-01-30.
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