High Court of Andhra Pradesh
High Court of Andhra Pradesh, Amaravati (May 2019) 2.jpg
High Court of Andhra Pradesh building
Established1 January 2019; 3 years ago (2019-01-01)
JurisdictionAndhra Pradesh
LocationAmaravati, Andhra Pradesh
Coordinates16°31′10″N 80°29′08″E / 16.5195°N 80.4856°E / 16.5195; 80.4856Coordinates: 16°31′10″N 80°29′08″E / 16.5195°N 80.4856°E / 16.5195; 80.4856
Composition methodPresidential with confirmation of Chief Justice of India and Governor of Andhra Pradesh
Authorized byConstitution of India
Judge term lengthtill the age of 62 years
Number of positions37
Websitehc.ap.nic.in
Chief Justice
CurrentlyPrashant Kumar Mishra
Since13 October 2021

The High Court of Andhra Pradesh is the High Court of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The seat of the High Court is currently located at Amaravati.[1][2]

History

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Front view of the High Court Building
Front view of the High Court Building

The High Court of Andhra Pradesh was established in the year 1954 when the state was formed from the earlier Madras Presidency. After the merger of the Hyderabad State with Andhra State to form the State of Andhra Pradesh, the Court initially continued at Guntur till 1956. Thereafter the High Court started functioning from the then capital city of state, Hyderabad. However, post bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, as per the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014, the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad was constituted as a common High Court, until the new High Court for the State of Andhra Pradesh is created. Later by a Presidential order, the High Court for the state of Andhra Pradesh was established on 1 January 2019 under the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014.

Geography and structure

The High Court is located at Amaravati.[3] It is a G+2 structure which has 23 halls that spread over an area of 2.2 lakh sqft. It was built in 4 acres with a cost of 157.3 crore. This building was constructed by Larsen & Toubro Limited.[1]

List of chief justices

S.No Chief Justice Tenure Governor
Acting Chagari Praveen Kumar 1 January 2019 6 October 2019 E S L Narasimhan
1 J. K. Maheshwari 7 October 2019 5 January 2021 Biswabhusan Harichandan
2 Arup Kumar Goswami 6 January 2021 12 October 2021
3 Prashant Kumar Mishra 13 October 2021 Incumbent

Current judges

See also: List of sitting judges of High Courts of India

The Central government has notified the constitution of a new High Court for the state of Andhra Pradesh effective from 1 January 2019, with the principal seat at Amaravati.[4]

The court has a Sanctioned strength of 37 (permanent:28, additional:9) judges.[citation needed]

Judges elevated to the Supreme Court of India-

Sr. No Name of the Judge Date of Elevation Date of Retirement Parent High Court
1 N. V. Ramana 17 February 2014 26 August 2022 Andhra Pradesh

Judges transferred from the Andhra Pradesh High Court-

Sr. No. Name of the Judge Recruitment Date of Appointment Date of Retirement Remark
1 Sarasa Venkatanarayana Bhatti BAR 12 April 2013 5 May 2024 Judge of Kerala High Court

References

  1. ^ a b "CJI Ranjan Gogoi to open Judicial Complex, lay stone for permanent HC in Amaravati today". The New Indian Express. 3 February 2019. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Andhra Pradesh government withdraws Three Capital Bill amidst opposition from Amaravati farmers". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 8 March 2022.
  3. ^ Staff Reporter (2 February 2019). "CJI to inaugurate judicial complex today". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  4. ^ "High Court Business", Sitting in Judgment : The Working Lives of Judges, Hart Publishing, 2011, doi:10.5040/9781472561008.ch-013, ISBN 978-1-84946-239-6