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The Gujarat High Court is the High Court of the state of Gujarat. It was established on 1 May 1960 under the Bombay State Re-organisation Act, 1960 after the state of Gujarat split from Bombay State.

Gujarat High Court
ગુજરાત ઉચ્ચ ન્યાયાલય
The Gujarat High Court Building
Established 1960
Country  India
Location Ahmedabad, Gujarat
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 42
Chief Justice of Gujarat
Currently Justice R. Subhash Reddy
Since 12 February 2016

The seat of the court is Ahmedabad. The present strength of the Gujarat High court is 35 against sanctioned strength of 42.



This high court was established on 1 May 1960 as a result of bifurcation of the former State of Bombay into two States of Maharashtra and Gujarat. The High Court started functioning near Akashwani, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad. The High Court has later shifted to the new building at Sola, Ahmedabad, from 16 January 1999.


7th amendment of indian highcourt act in 1956 allow common highcourt for more than one states or states and union teritorries.


The Gujarat High Court has jurisdiction over the entire state of Gujarat. It has jurisdiction on all district, administrative and other courts in Gujarat. This high court is a Court of record and empowered to punish anyone for contempt of court.


Like Union Judiciary, the state judiciary also possesses wide powers, mainly power of judicial review. It also has power to issue various writs to courts and authority under its jurisdiction. It has power of superintendence on all courts under it.

The Chief JusticeEdit

The bench of high court is presided by the Chief Justice. They are appointed by President of India under warrant. However, the president is required to consult the Governor of Gujarat and the Chief Justice of India before making such appointment. The Governor of Gujarat administers the oath of office at the time of appointment.


All judges of the high court are appointed by the President of India after consulting the Governor of Gujarat, Chief Justice of India and Chief Justice of Gujarat. They hold constitutional post and there are ample safeguards provided in the constitution to ensure the independence of the judiciary. Any judge can resign by writing to the President of India. Terms of appointment of judges cannot be altered to their disadvantage after their appointment.


The following are qualifications to be judge of Gujarat High Court.

  • The individual must be citizen of India.


  • The individual must have held a judicial office in India for at least ten years; or
  • Been advocate in any high court or two or more courts in succession for at least 10 years.

The BenchEdit

The present strength of Gujarat High court is 31 against sanctioned strength of 42.[1]

  1. The Honourable Mr Justice R. Subhash Reddy, the Chief Justice
  2. Hon'ble Mr. Justice M R Shah
  3. Hon'ble Mr. Justice Akil Kureshi
  4. Hon'ble Mr. Justice Anant S Dave
  5. Hon'ble Mr. Justice S R Brahmbhatt
  6. Hon'ble Ms. Justice Harsha N. Devani
  7. Hon'ble Ms. Justice Abhilasha Kumari
  8. Hon'ble Mr. Justice Mohinder Pal
  9. Hon'ble Mr. Justice K M Thaker
  10. Hon'ble Mr. Justice Z K Saiyed
  11. Hon'ble Mr. Justice R H Shukla
  12. Hon'ble Mr. Justice R M Chhaya
  13. Hon'ble Mr. Justice J B Pardiwala
  14. Hon'ble Ms. Justice Bela Trivedi
  15. Hon'ble Mr. Justice P P Bhatt
  16. Hon'ble Ms. Justice Sonia Gokani
  17. Hon'ble Mr. Justice C L Soni
  18. Hon'ble Mr. Justice A J Desai
  19. Hon'ble Mr. Justice N V Anjaria
  20. Hon'ble Mr. Justice Paresh Upadhyay
  21. Hon'ble Mr. Justice S G Shah
  22. Hon'ble Mr. Justice S H Vora
  23. Hon'ble Mr. Justice G R Udhwani
  24. Hon'ble Mr. Justice A G Uraizee
  25. Hon'ble Mr. Justice R P Dholaria
  26. Hon'ble Mr. Justice Vipul M Pancholi
  27. Hon'ble Mr. Justice A J Shastri
  28. Hon'ble Mr. Justice Biren A. Vaishnav
  29. Hon'ble Mr. Justice A Y Kogje
  30. Hon'ble Mr. Justice A S Supehia
  31. Hon'ble Mr. Justice B N Karia

Former Chief Justices[2]Edit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "High Court of Gujarat". Retrieved 2017-12-04.
  2. ^ "High Court of Gujarat: Former Honourable Chief Justices". Retrieved 2017-12-04.


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