|Chhattisgarh High Court|
|छत्तीसगढ़ उच्च न्यायालय|
|Established||11 January 2000|
|Composition method||Presidential with confirmation of Chief Justice of India and Governor of respective state.|
|Authorized by||Constitution of India|
|Appeals to||Supreme Court of India|
|Judge term length||mandatory retirement by age of 62|
|Number of positions||22|
|Currently||Arup Kumar Goswami|
|Since||12 October 2021|
The Chhattisgarh High Court is one of the High Courts in India located at Village Bodri, Bilaspur with jurisdiction over the state of Chhattisgarh. It was established on 1 November 2000 with the creation of New state of Chhattisgarh upon the reorganisation of the state of Madhya Pradesh. The High Court of Bilaspur is the 19th High Court of India.
Justice R. S. Garg was the first acting Chief Justice of the Chhattisgarh High Court. The court has a sanctioned judge strength of eighteen.
The Maximum strength of the High Court is 22 in which 17 seats for Permanent judges and 5 seats for Additional judges.
For Present Chief justice and other Judges of Chhattisgarh High Court-16
|#||Portrait||Chief Justices||Date of Appointment||Date of Retirement||Governor
(Oath administered by)
|1||Ramesh Surajmal Garg||1 November 2000||4 December 2000||D. N. Sahay|
|2||W.A. Shishak||5 December 2000||15 January 2002|
|3||K.H.N. Kuranga||6 February 2002||10 May 2004|
|4||Ayyampalayam Somasundaram Venkatachala Moorthy||28 May 2004||7 January 2005||Krishna Mohan Seth|
|5||A.K. Patnaik||14 March 2005||1 October 2005|
|6||S.R. Nayak||17 November 2005||31 December 2006|
|7||H.L. Dattu||12 February 2007||17 May 2007||E. S. L. Narasimhan|
|8||Rajeev Gupta||2 February 2008||9 October 2012|
|9||Yatindra Singh||22 October 2012||8 October 2014||Shekhar Dutt|
|9||Navin Sinha||9 October 2014||8 April 2015||Balram Das Tandon|
|9 April 2015||13 May 2016|
|10||Deepak Gupta||16 May 2016||16 February 2017|
|11||Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan||18 March 2017||6 July 2018|
|12||Ajay Kumar Tripathi||7 July 2018||22 March 2019|
|13||Prashant Kumar Mishra||23 March 2019||Incumbent||Anandiben Patel|
|14||P. R. Ramachandra Menon||6 May 2019||31 May 2021|
|15||Prashant Kumar Mishra||1 June 2021||12 October 2021|
|16||Arup Kumar Goswami||12 October 2021||Incumbent|
The court has a Sanctioned strength of 22 (Permanent:17, Additional:5) judges.
Judges transferred from the Chhattisgarh High Court-
|Sr. No.||Name of the Judge, Justice||Recruitment||Date of Appointment||Date of Retirement||Remark|
|1||Pritinker Diwaker||BAR||31 March 2009||21 November 2023||Judge of Allahabad High Court|
Sitting Judges of Chhattisgarh High Court-
Chhattisgarh High Court Bar Association is the representative body of advocates practicing in Bilaspur High Court elected by way of direct voting from about 2400 members of the Bar Association and its officials have a term of two years.