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|Rajasthan High Court
राजस्थान उच्च न्यायालय
Jodhpur, Rajasthan (Principal Seat)
Jaipur (circuit bench)
|Composition method||Presidential with confirmation of Chief Justice of India and Governor of respective state.|
|Authorized by||Constitution of India|
|Decisions are appealed to||Supreme Court of India|
|Judge term length||mandatory retirement by age of 62|
|No. of positions||34|
|Currently||Justice Pradeep Nandrajog|
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 Jodhpur, and was inaugurated by the Rajpramukh, Maharaja Sawai Man Singh on 29 August 1949.
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.
The Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court is Hon'ble Justice Mr. Pradeep Nandrajog.
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. The 2012 elections were contested on the issue of upholding legal ethics and a referendum against frequent and flash strikes by Advocates. The strikes by Advocates puts extra burden on already burdened Judiciary. All seven candidates for Presidency spoke against Strike. The candidates were Senior Advocate Mr. R. N. Mathur, Mr. Rajendra Sharma, Mr. Manoj Sharma, Mr. Laxmi Narain Bose, Mr. Ashok Bansal, Dr. Vibhuti Bhushan Sharma, and Mr. Mahendra Gaur.
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