Sikkim High Court
सिक्किम उच्च न्यायालय
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Emblem of Sikkim High Court
Established16 May 1975; 46 years ago (1975-05-16)
Coordinates27°19′55″N 88°36′53″E / 27.3319°N 88.6146°E / 27.3319; 88.6146Coordinates: 27°19′55″N 88°36′53″E / 27.3319°N 88.6146°E / 27.3319; 88.6146
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 positions3
Chief Justice
CurrentlyBiswanath Somadder
Since12 October 2021

The Sikkim High Court is the High Court of the Indian state of Sikkim. The history of the court can be traced back to 1955, when the High Court of Judicature (Jurisdiction and Powers) Proclamation, 1955 was issued to establish a High Court in Sikkim. Upon merger, Sikkim became the 22nd State of India. Under Clause (i) of Article 371F, the High Court functioning immediately prior to the date of merger became the High Court for the State of Sikkim under the Constitution like any other High Court in the country. It was established in 1975.

The seat of the court is at Gangtok, the administrative capital of the state. With a sanctioned court strength of 3 judges, the Sikkim High Court is the smallest High Court of India.

The Chief Justice

Hon'ble Mr. Justice Biswanath Somadder was appointed the Chief Justice of the Sikkim High Court effective from 12 October 2021.[1]

List of former Chief Justices

See also


  1. ^ "Chief Justices appointed to Five High Courts [Read Notifications] - Bar & Bench". Bar & Bench. 24 October 2018. Retrieved 25 October 2018.


  1. Jurisdiction and Seats of Indian High Courts
  2. Judge strength in High Courts increased