Rajasthan High Court

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Rajasthan High Court
Established29 August 1949
Country India
LocationPrincipal Seat: Jodhpur, Rajasthan
Circuit Bench: Jaipur
Coordinates26°17′32″N 73°02′07″E / 26.292246°N 73.035172°E / 26.292246; 73.035172Coordinates: 26°17′32″N 73°02′07″E / 26.292246°N 73.035172°E / 26.292246; 73.035172
Composition methodPresidential with confirmation of Chief 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 positions50
(Permanent: 38 ; Addl: 12)
Websitehttp://hcraj.nic.in/
Chief Justice
CurrentlyShripathi Ravindra Bhat
Since5 May 2019

The Rajasthan High Court is the High Court of the state of Rajasthan. It was established on 29 August 1949 under the Rajasthan High Court Ordinance, 1949.

The seat of the court is at Jodhpur. The court has a sanctioned judge strength of 50.

View of the Rajasthan High Court, Sardar museum in Umaid Park and upper right is Jodhpur fort in 1960.

There were five High Courts functioning in the various units of the States - at Jodhpur, Jaipur and Bikaner, the High Courts of former Rajasthan and Matsya Union, before unification of the Rajasthan. The Rajasthan High Court Ordinance, 1949 abolished these different jurisdictions and provided for a single High Court for the entire State. The High Court of Rajasthan was founded in 1949 at Jaipur, and was inaugurated by the Rajpramukh, Maharaja Sawai Man Singh on 29 August 1949, later on after complete integration of Rajasthan in 1956 it was moved at Jodhpur with recommendation of satyanarayan rao committee.

The first Chief Justice was Kamala Kant Verma. A bench was formed at Jaipur on 31 January 1977 under sub-section (2) of Section 51 of the States Reorganisation Act, 1956 which was dissolved in 1958. Currently the sanctioned strength of the judges is 50 and actual strength is 34.

The Chief Justice[edit]

Currently the Chief Justice of the court is Justice Shripathi Ravindra Bhat.[1]

Rajasthan High Court Bar Association, Jaipur[edit]

Rajasthan High Court Bar Association, Jaipur is a registered society of the Advocates practicing at Jaipur Bench of Rajasthan High Court. The body elects its office bearers through direct election every year.

Statue of Manu[edit]

On March 3, 1989, the Rajasthan Judicial Officers Association sponsored by the Lions Club had installed a Manu idol in front of the lawn of the high court with the permission of the high court..

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