Rajasthan High Court
Emblem Rajasthan.png
Established29 August 1949; 72 years ago (1949-08-29)
JurisdictionRajasthan
LocationPrincipal Seat: Jodhpur, Rajasthan
Circuit Bench: Jaipur
Coordinates26°17′32″N 73°02′07″E / 26.292246°N 73.035172°E / 26.292246; 73.035172Coordinates: 26°17′32″N 73°02′07″E / 26.292246°N 73.035172°E / 26.292246; 73.035172
Composition methodPresidential with confirmation of Chief Justice of India and Governor of respective state.
Authorized byConstitution of India
Appeals toSupreme Court of India
Judge term lengthmandatory retirement by age of 62
Number of positions50
(Permanent: 38 ; Addl: 12)
Websitehttp://hcraj.nic.in/
Chief Justice
CurrentlyManindra Mohan Shrivastava (Acting)
Since7 March 2022

The Rajasthan High Court is the High Court of the state of Rajasthan. It was established on 29 August 1949 under the Rajasthan High Court Ordinance, 1949.

The seat of the court is at Jodhpur. The court has a sanctioned judge strength of 50.

View of the Rajasthan High Court, Sardar museum in Umaid Park and upper right is Jodhpur fort in 1960.
View of the Rajasthan High Court, Sardar museum in Umaid Park and upper right is Jodhpur fort in 1960.

There were five High Courts functioning in the various units of the States - at Jodhpur, Jaipur and Bikaner, the High Courts of former Rajasthan and Matsya Union, before unification of the Rajasthan. The Rajasthan High Court Ordinance, 1949 abolished these different jurisdictions and provided for a single High Court for the entire State. The High Court of Rajasthan was founded in 1949 at Jaipur, and was inaugurated by the Rajpramukh, Maharaja Sawai Man Singh on 29 August 1949, later on after complete integration of Rajasthan in 1956 it was moved at Jodhpur with recommendation of the Satyanarayan Rao committee.

The first Chief Justice was Kamala Kant Verma. A bench was formed at Jaipur on 31 January 1977 under sub-section (2) of Section 51 of the States Reorganisation Act, 1956 which was dissolved in 1958. Currently the sanctioned strength of the judges is 50 and actual strength is 34.

List of chief justices

# Chief Justice Date of Appointment Date of Retirement
1 Kamala Kant Verma 29 August 1949 24 January 1950
2 Kailas Nath Wanchoo 2 January 1951 10 August 1958
3 Sarju Prasad 28 February 1959 10 October 1961
4 J.S. Ranawat 11 October 1961 31 May 1963
5 D.S. Dave 1 June 1963 17 December 1968
6 Daulat Mal Bhandari 18 December 1968 15 December 1969
7 J. Narayan 16 December 1969 13 February 1973
8 B.P. Beri 14 February 1973 16 February 1975
9 P.N. Singhal 17 February 1975 5 November 1975
10 V.P. Tyagi 6 November 1975 27 December 1977
11 C. Honniah 27 April 1978 22 September 1978
12 Chand Mal Lodha 12 March 1979 9 July 1980
13 K.D. Sharma 7 January 1981 22 October 1983
14 P.K. Banerjee 23 October 1983 30 September 1985
15 D.P. Gupta 12 April 1986 31 July 1986
16 J. S. Verma 1 September 1986 22 May 1989
17 Krishna Chandra Agarwal 15 April 1990 7 April 1994
18 G.C. Mittal 12 April 1994 3 March 1995
19 A.P. Ravani 4 April 1995 10 September 1996
20 Mukul Gopal Mukherjee 19 September 1996 24 December 1997
21 Shivaraj V Patil 22 January 1999 14 March 2000
22 A. R. Lakshmanan 29 May 2000 25 November 2001
23 Arun Kumar 2 December 2001 2 October 2002
24 Anil Dev Singh 24 December 2002 22 October 2004
25 S. N. Jha 12 October 2005 15 June 2007
26 J. M. Panchal 16 September 2007 11 November 2007
27 Narayan Roy 5 January 2008 31 January 2009
28 Deepak Verma 6 March 2009 10 May 2009
29 Jagadish Bhalla 10 August 2009 31 October 2010
30 Arun Kumar Mishra 26 November 2010 13 December 2012
31 Amitava Roy 2 January 2013 5 August 2014
32 Sunil Ambwani 24 March 2015 21 August 2015
33 S. K. Mittal 5 March 2016 14 April 2016
34 Navin Sinha 14 May 2016 16 February 2017
35 Pradeep Nandrajog 2 April 2017 6 April 2019
36 Shripathi Ravindra Bhat 5 May 2019 22 September 2019
37 Indrajit Mahanty 6 October 2019 11 October 2021
38 Akil Abdulhamid Kureshi 12 October 2021 6 March 2022
39 Manindra Mohan Shrivastava 7 March 2022 -----

Rajasthan High Court Bar Association, Jaipur

Rajasthan High Court Bar Association, Jaipur is a registered society of the Advocates practicing at Jaipur Bench of Rajasthan High Court. The body elects its office bearers through direct election every year.

Statue of Manu

On March 3, 1989, the Rajasthan Judicial Officers Association sponsored by the Lions Club had installed a Manu idol in front of the lawn of the high court with the permission of the high court..

See also

Notes

  1. ^ "Rajasthan High Court".

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