Sikkim High Court

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Sikkim High Court
सिक्किम उच्च अदालत
Established 1975
Country  India
Location Gangtok
Coordinates 27°19′55″N 88°36′53″E / 27.3319°N 88.6146°E / 27.3319; 88.6146Coordinates: 27°19′55″N 88°36′53″E / 27.3319°N 88.6146°E / 27.3319; 88.6146
Composition method Presidential with confirmation of Chief Justice of India and Governor of respective state.
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 3
Chief Justice
Currently Sunil Kumar Sinha
Since 2013

The Sikkim High Court (Hindi: सिक्किम उच्च न्यायालय, Nepali: सिक्किम उच्च अदालत) is the High Court of the Indian state of Sikkim. The history of the court can be traced back to 1955, when the High Court of Judicature (Jurisdiction and Powers) Proclamation, 1955 was issued to establish a High Court in Sikkim. Upon merger, Sikkim became the 22nd State of India. Under Clause (i) of Article 371F, the High Court functioning immediately prior to the date of merger became the High Court for the State of Sikkim under the Constitution like any other High Court in the was established in the year of 1975 .

The seat of the court is at Gangtok, the administrative capital of the state. The court has a sanctioned judge strength of 3.

The Chief Justice[edit]

Hon'ble Shri Justice Sunil Kumar Sinha from the Chhattisgarh High Court took over as the Chief Justice of the Sikkim High Court on 30 March 2015.

List of former Chief Justices[edit]

  • Hon’ble Justice Man Mohan Singh Gujral (7 May 1976–14 March 1983)
  • Hon’ble Justice Mohan Lall Shrimal (17 December 1983–3 January 1985)
  • Hon’ble Justice Jugal Kishore Mohanty (21 January 1986–4 January 1989)
  • Hon’ble Justice Braja Nath Misra (20 January 1990–8 November 1992)
  • Hon’ble Justice Surendra Nath Bhargava (20 January 1993–10 February 1996)
  • Hon’ble Justice Krishna Murari Agarwal (15 February 1996–26 October 1996)
  • Hon’ble Justice Kanniappa Arumuga Thanikkachallam (27 August 1997–26 September 1997)
  • Hon’ble Justice Ripusudan Dayal (3 February 1999–17 May 2003)
  • Hon’ble Justice Radha Krishna Patra (9 July 2003–23 November 2004)
  • Hon’ble Justice Binod Kumar Roy (30 September 2005–26 December 2006)
  • Hon’ble Justice Ajoy Nath Ray (27 January 2007–30 October 2008)
  • Hon’ble Justice Aftab Hussain Saikia (7 March 2009–7 April 2010)
  • Hon’ble Justice Barin Ghosh (13 April 2010–8 August 2010)
  • Hon’ble Justice P. D. Dinakaran (9 August 2010 – 29 June 2011)
  • Hon’ble Justice Permod Kohli (12 December 2011–March 2013)
  • Hon’ble Justice Pius C. Kuriakose (28 March 2013–1 February 2013)

See also[edit]



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

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