|Rajasthan High Court|
|Established||29 August 1949|
|Location||Principal Seat: Jodhpur, Rajasthan|
Circuit Bench: Jaipur
|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||50|
(Permanent: 38 ; Addl: 12)
|Since||6 October 2019|
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.
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 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.
Currently the Chief Justice of the court is Justice Indrajit Mahanty. Born on 11 November 1960 at Cuttack in the State of Orissa to late Ranjit Mahanty, Barrister at Law and advocate Smt. Shakuntala Mahanty. Studied up to +2 at Mount Hermon School, Darjeeling (West Bengal), thereafter obtained B.Com (Hons.) from Ravenshaw College, Cuttack (Orissa), LL.B. at Campus Law Center, Delhi University, and thereafter LL.M. from the University of Cambridge (England). Enrolled as an advocate with Orissa State Council in 1984, and began legal practice under his father late Br. Ranjit Mahanty till his demise in the year 1989. Thereafter started independent practice in the field of Commercial Law, Arbitration, Taxation, Civil and Criminal, Writs & Service Law before the Civil Court, Orissa High Court and the Supreme Court of India, as well as, conducted few arbitration proceedings at London.
Elected to the Orissa State Bar Council of India from 1989 to 2006 and elected to represent Orissa State in the Bar council of India between 1998 and 2003. Elected as the Managing Trustee of Bar Council of India Trust in the year 2003. Member of Board of Governors, National Law School of India University (Bangalore) from 2000 to 2003, and NALSAR (Hyderabad) from 2000 to 2002, Mount Hermon School, Darjeeling between 1997 and 1999 and Lawrence School (Lovedale) Ooty from 2002 till 2006. Life member of Orissa High Court Bar Association as well as member of the Supreme Court Bar Association. Elevated as Judge of the Orissa High Court on 30 March 2006. Took oath as a Judge of the Bombay High Court on 14 November 2018. Took oath as Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court on 06.10.2019.
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.
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..