Uttarakhand High Court

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Uttarakhand High Court
उत्तराखण्ड उच्च न्यायालय
Established 9 November 2000
Country  India
Location Nainital, Uttarakhand
Composition method Presidential with confirmation of Chief Justice of India and Governor of Uttarakhand
Authorized by Constitution of India
Decisions are appealed to Supreme Court of India
Judge term length mandatory retirement by age of 62
No. of positions 11
Website Uttarakhand High Court
Chief Justice
Currently K. M. Joseph
Since 31 July 2014

The Uttarakhand High Court is the High Court of the state of Uttarakhand in India. The Uttarakhand State was carved out from the State of Uttar Pradesh on 9 November 2000 under the Uttar Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2000. At the time of the creation of the State, the High Court of Uttarakhand was also established on the same day at Nainital.

The sanctioned judge strength at the time of creation in 2000 was 7; this was increased to 9 in 2003. Justice Ashok A. Desai was the inaugural holder of the office. Former Chief Justices of Uttarakhand S. H. Kapadia and J. S. Khehar later went on to become Chief Justice of India. K. M. Joseph is the current Chief Justice of the Uttarakhand High Court. He assumed office on 31 July 2014.[1]

List of sitting judges of the Uttarakhand High Court[edit]

Following is the list of the current serving judges of Uttarakhand High Court. There are currently eight permanent judges including the Chief Justice and one additional judge. [2]

S. No. Name Date of appointment Date of retirement State/Union Territory
1 K. M. Joseph
(Chief Justice)
14 October 2004 (31 July 2014 [a]) 16 June 2020 Kerala
2 Rajiv Sharma 3 April 2007 7 October 2020 Himachal Pradesh
3 V. K. Bisht 1 November 2008 16 September 2019 Uttarakhand
4 Sudhanshu Dhulia 1 November 2008 9 August 2022 Uttarakhand
5 Alok Singh 12 October 2009 27 April 2021 Uttarakhand
6 Lok Pal Singh 18 May 2017 ? Uttar Pradesh
7 Manoj Kumar Tiwari 19 May 2017 18 September 2027 Uttarakhand
8 Sharad Kumar Sharma
(Additional Judge)
19 May 2017 31 December 2023 Uttar Pradesh

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Date of elevation as Chief Justice of Uttarakhand


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