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
Number of positions 9
Website Uttarakhand High Court
Chief Justice
Currently K. M. Joseph
Since 31 July 2014

The Uttarakhand High Court (Hindi: उत्तराखण्ड उच्च न्यायालय) is the High Court of the state of Uttarakhand in India. The Uttarakhand State was carved out from erstwhile State of Uttar Pradesh on 9 November 2000 under the Uttar Pradesh Reorgansisation 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 Justice of Uttarakhand S. H. Kapadia 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]

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  1. ^ "Justice Joseph Sworn In As Uttarakhand HC CJ". Outlook. 31 July 2014. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 


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