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The Andhra Pradesh High Court is the High Court of the Indian State of Andhra Pradesh. The seat of the High Court is at Amaravati, the capital of Andhra Pradesh.[2] The court complex currently used for High court was named as "Judicial complex" and will be used for "City civil court" after the inauguration of Permanent High court building.[3]

Andhra Pradesh High Court
High Court of Andhra Pradesh, Amaravati (May 2019) 1.jpg
Andhra Pradesh High Court Building in Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh
Established1 January 2019[1]
Country India
LocationAmaravati, Andhra Pradesh, India
Composition methodPresidential with confirmation of Chief Justice of India and Governor of respective state.
Authorized byConstitution of India
Decisions are appealed toSupreme Court of India
Judge term lengthmandatory retirement by age of 62
No. of positions37
{Permanent 28 ; Addl. 9}
Websitehc.ap.nic.in
Chief Justice
CurrentlyVikram Nath
Since11 April 2019

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HistoryEdit

It was established in the year 1954, when the new state of Andhra formed from the earlier Madras Presidency. After the merger of the Hyderabad State with Andhra State to form the State of Andhra Pradesh, the Court initially met at the Guntur city till 1956. Thereafter, the High Court started functioning from the capital city of Hyderabad. However, post bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh into Telengana and Andhra Pradesh as per the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014, the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad was constituted as a common High Court, until the new High Court for the State of Andhra Pradesh is created. Later by a Presidential order, the High Court for the state of Andhra Pradesh was established on 1 January 2019 under the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014. The seat of the High Court is at Amaravati, the capital of Andhra Pradesh and the first justice city of India.

GeographyEdit

Andhra Pradesh High Court was located in Justice City at Nelapadu, a neighbourhood of Amaravati.[4] It is located at a distance of 6.4 km from the Krishna river.[5]

StructureEdit

Judicial complexEdit

 
High court of Andhra Pradesh under construction (January 2018)

It is a G+2 structure, which can be further extended to G+5. It has 23 halls that spread over an area of 2.2 lakh sqft. It was built in 4 acres with a cost of 157.3 crore. This building was constructed by one of the India's largest multi-national firm Larsen & Toubro Limited.[2]

Permanent high courtEdit

It will be built over an area of 42 acres, with a built-up area of 12.2 lakh sqft. It would have 36 court halls in first phase, to which an additional 24 halls would be added. Both the phases are expected to be completed by 2022 and 2036 respectively. The estimated cost of this building is 1,400 crores. Its contract was given to Shapoorji Pallonji Group by APCRDA.[6]

List of Chief JusticesEdit

S. No. Chief Justice Tenure
Date of Appointment as CJ/ACJ Term end
- Chagari Praveen Kumar (acting) 1 January 2019 Incumbent
1 Vikram Nath Recommended by Collegium of SCI

Current JudgesEdit

The Central government has notified the constitution of a new High Court for the state of Andhra Pradesh effective from January 1, 2019, with the principal seat at Amaravati. The notification states.[7]

“In pursuance of article 214 of the Constitution and the Order issued by the Supreme Court of India and in exercise of powers conferred under clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 30, sub-section (1) of section 31 and sub-section (2) of section 31 of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014, the President hereby constitutes a separate High Court for the State of Andhra Pradesh, namely, the High Court of Andhra Pradesh, from the 1st day of January, 2019 with the principal seat of the High Court at Amaravati in the State of Andhra Pradesh and the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad shall become the High Court for the State of Telangana.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "New Andhra High Court to function at Amaravati from Jan 1, President issues notification". Thenewsminute.com. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b "CJI Ranjan Gogoi to open Judicial Complex, lay stone for permanent HC in Amaravati today". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2019-02-03.
  3. ^ "Andhra Pradesh high court transit building to be opened on February 3 – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2019-02-03.
  4. ^ Reporter, Staff (2019-02-02). "CJI to inaugurate judicial complex today". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2019-02-03.
  5. ^ Google (28 January 2019). "Distance between High Court and Krishna river" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  6. ^ Reporter, Staff (2019-01-28). "Govt. pays attention to development of Justice City". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2019-02-03.
  7. ^ "High Court Business", Sitting in Judgment : The Working Lives of Judges, Hart Publishing, 2011, doi:10.5040/9781472561008.ch-013, ISBN 978-1-84946-239-6