Open main menu

Patna High Court is the High Court of the state of Bihar. It was established on 3 February 1916 and later affiliated under the Government of India Act 1915. The court is headquartered in Patna, the administrative capital of the state.

The High Court of Judicature at Patna
Logo of the High Court of Patna.png
Seal of the court
Emblem of India.svg
Established3 February 1916
LocationPatna, Bihar
Coordinates25°36′32″N 85°7′32″E / 25.60889°N 85.12556°E / 25.60889; 85.12556Coordinates: 25°36′32″N 85°7′32″E / 25.60889°N 85.12556°E / 25.60889; 85.12556
Composition methodPresidential assent on advice of the Chief Justice of India with consultation of Governor of Bihar
Authorized byConstitution of India
Appeals toSupreme Court of India
Judge term lengthmandatory retirement by age of 62
Number of positions43
Websitepatnahighcourt.gov.in
Chief Justice
CurrentlyHon'ble Justice Amreshwar Pratap Sahi

Contents

History of CourtEdit

 
A 2015 stamp dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Patna High Court
 
Patna High court Gate No.1

Proclamation made by Governor-General of India on 22 March 1912. The foundation-stone of the High Court Building was laid on Monday, 1 December 1913 by His Excellency the late Viceroy and Governor-General of India, Sir Charles Hardinge of Penshurst. The Patna High Court building on its completion was formally opened by the same Viceroy on 3 February 1916. Hon. Sir Justice Edward Maynard Des Champs Chamier was the first Chief Justice of Patna High Court. Starting 18 April 2015, the Patna High Court has planned year long centenary celebrations of 100 years of establishment and the occasion was inaugurated by the President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee chaired by the Governor of Bihar Shri Keshari Nath Tripathi and Chief Justice of India, Justice Mr.H. L. Dattu and the Chief Justice of Patna High Court Justice Mr.L. Narasimha Reddy

Chronology

  • 1912 – Proclamation made by Governor-General of India on 22 March 1912.
  • 1913 – Foundation-stone of the High Court Building was laid on 1 December 1913.
  • 1916 – Patna High Court building completed on 3 February 1916. The High Court actually commenced work from 1 March 1916.
  • 1948 – Patna High Court exercised jurisdiction over the territories of the Province of Bihar & Orissa till 26 July 1948, when a separate High Court was constituted for Orissa.
  • 1972 – Patna High Court opened a Circuit Bench at Ranchi.
  • 1976 – Circuit Bench of Patna High Court at Ranchi became Permanent Bench.
  • 2000 – Circuit Bench of Patna High Court at Ranchi became Jharkhand High Court on November 2000, under the Bihar Reorganisation Act, 2000.
  • 2015 – Centenary Celebrations starting 18 April 2015.

Prominent Judges of Patna High CourtEdit

  • Hon. Ms. Justice Rekha Doshit, the Chief Justice of Patna High Court; and the first woman to hold this coveted office.
  • Hon. Sir Edward Maynerd Des Champs Chamier is the first Chief Justice of Patna High Court.
  • Hon. Pandit Lakshami Kant Jha was the first Indian Chief Justice of Patna High Court after independence.
  • Hon. Mrs. Justice Indu Prabha Singh, the first lady judge of Patna High Court, holds the distinction of being the first woman to hold court at Patna High Court and its Ranchi Bench.
  • Hon. Mrs. Justice Gyan Sudha Misra, the second lady judge of Patna High Court, is the first woman judge of the Supreme Court of India from Bihar.
  • This High Court has given two Chief Justices of India, viz.
    • Hon. Mr. Justice Bhuvaneshwar Prasad Sinha, the 6th Chief Justice of India ranchi jharkhand
    • Hon. Mr. Justice Lalit Mohan Sharma, the 24th Chief Justice of India

Honourable JudgesEdit

Hon. Judge Date of Elevation Date of Retirement Source of Recruitment Remarks
The Hon. Amreshwar Pratap Sahi, Chief Justice 24. September 2004 31, December 2020 Bar Judge, Allahabad High Court w.ef. 24-09-04. CJ, Patna w.e.f. 17-11-18.
The Hon. Justice Jyoti Saran 13, June 2009 18, August 2019 Bar
The Hon. Justice Rakesh Kumar 25, December 2009 31, December 2020 Bar
The Hon. Justice Dinesh Kumar Singh 18, February 2010 02, October 2020 Bar
The Hon. Justice Hemant Kumar Srivastava 12 August 2010 1 February 2021 Service
The Hon. Justice Shivaji Pandey 20 June 2011 7 May 2021 Bar
The Hon. Justice Ashwani Kumar Singh 20 June 2011 31 October 2022 Bar
The Hon. Justice Vikash Jain 20 June 2011 17 February 2022 Bar
The Hon. Justice Ahsanuddin Amanullah 20 June 2011 10 May 2025 Bar
The Hon. Justice Aditya Kumar Trivedi 20 June 2011 10 August 2020 Service
The Hon. Justice Rajendra Kumar Mishra 20 June 2011 Oct 2021 Service
The Hon. Justice Chakradhari Sharan Singh 5 April 2012 Jan 2025 Bar
The Hon. Justice Prabhat Kumar Jha 21 April 2014 Jul 2021 Service
The Hon. Justice Anjana 15 May 2014 2020 Bar
The Hon. Justice Ashutosh Kumar 15 May 2014 30 September 2028 Bar Transferred to Delhi High Court on 7 January 2015, Returned to Patna High Court on 24-11-17.
The Hon. Justice Nilu Agrawal 15 April 2015 Aug 2019 Bar
The Hon. Justice Sudhir Singh 15 April 2015 10 December 2027 Bar
The Hon. Justice Birendra Kumar 16 November 2016 22 May 2025 Service
The Hon. Justice Arvind Srivastava 9 December 2016 2024 Service
The Hon. Justice Vinod Kumar Sinha 9 December 2016 2020 Service
The Hon. Justice Sanjay Priya 9 December 2016 Service
The Hon. Dr. Justice Anil Kumar Upadhyay 22 May 2017 Dec 2024 Bar
The Hon. Justice Justice Rajeev Ranjan Prasad 22 May 2017 Sep 2028 Bar
The Hon. Justice S. Kumar 22 May 2017 2022 Bar
The Hon. Justice Madhuresh Prasad 22 May 2017 Oct 2030 Bar
The Hon. Justice Mohit Kumar Shah 22 May 2017 Apr 2031 Bar
The Hon. Justice Prakash Chandra Jaiswal 22 May 2017 Dec 2019 Service

List of the Chief Justices of Patna High Court[1]Edit

Name of Hon. the Chief Justice From (dd.mm.yyyy) TO (dd.mm.yyyy) Comments
Hon. Amreshwar Pratap Sahi 17 November 2018 Incumbent Transferred from Allahabad High Court
Hon. Mukesh Shah 12 August 2018 1 November 2018 Elevated to Supreme Court on 2 November 2018
Hon. Iqbal A. Ansari 29 August 2016 28 October 2016
Hon. L Narasimha Reddy 2 January 2015 31 July 2015
Hon. Rekha Manharlal Doshit 21 June 2010 13 December 2014
Hon. Shri Dipak Misra 23 December 2009 24 June 2010 Elevated to Supreme Court on 10 October 2011
Hon. Shri Prafulla Kumar Mishra 19 August 2009 16 September 2009
Hon. Shri R.M. Lodha 13 May 2008 16 December 2008
Hon. Shri Rajesh Balia 5 January 2008 3 March 2008
Hon. Dr. J.N. Bhatt 18 July 2005 16 October 2007
Hon. Shri Ravi S. Dhavan 25 January 2000 22 July 2004
Hon. Shri B.M. Lal 9 July 1997 6 October 1999
Hon. Shri D.P. Wadhwa 29 September 1995 21 March 1997
Hon. Shri G.P. Patnaik 19 May 1995 11 September 1995
Hon. Shri K. Venkataswamy 19 September 1994 6 March 1995
Hon. Shri K. S. Paripoornan 24 January 1994 11 June 1994
Hon. Shri Bimal Chandra Basak 18 March 1991 21 October 1994
Hon. Shri Gangadhar Ganesh Sohani 24 October 1989 17 December 1990
Hon. Shri Shushil Kumar Jha 19 October 1989 23 October 1989
Hon. Shri Dipak Kumar Sen 1 May 1988 1 May 1989
Hon. Shri Bhagwati Prasad Jha 2 January 1988 2 January 1988
Hon. Shri Surjit Singh Sandhawalia 29 November 1983 27 July 1987
Hon. Shri Krishna Ballabh Narayan Singh 19 July 1976 12 March 1982
Hon. Shri Shyam Nandan Prasad Singh 3 October 1974 1 May 1976
Hon. Shri Nand Lall Untwalia 29 September 1972 3 October 1974
Hon. Shri Ujjal Narayan Sinha 5 September 1970 29 September 1972
Hon. Shri Satish Chandra Mishra 9 November 1968 5 September 1970
Hon. Shri Ramaswamy Lakshmi Narasimhan 4 January 1965 2 August 1968
Hon. Shri Vaidyanathier Ramaswami 30 April 1956 4 January 1965
Hon. Shri Sudhansu Kumar Das 10 January 1955 30 April 1956
Hon. Shri Syed Jafar Imam 3 September 1953 10 January 1955
Hon. Shri David Ezra Reuben 1 June 1952 2 September 1953
Hon. Pandit Lakshami Kant Jha 8 April 1950 1 June 1952
Hon. Sir Herbert Ribton Meredith 25 January 1950 8 April 1950
Hon. Sir Clifford Monmohan Agarwala 9 January 1948 24 January 1950
Hon. Sir Syed Fazl Ali 19 January 1943 14 October 1946
Hon. Sir Arthur Trevor Harries 10 October 1938 19 January 1943
Hon Justice Kulwant Sahay 27 November 1922 22 January 1934
Hon. Sir Courtney Terrell 31 March 1928 6 May 1938
Hon. Sir Thomas Fredrick Dawson Miller 31 October 1917 31 March 1928
Hon. Sir Edward Maynerd Des Champs Chamier 1 March 1916 30 October 1917

Former Puisne JudgesEdit

Former Puisne Judges of the Court include:

Sir John Bucknill (1920–1926), former Chief Justice of the Straits Settlements

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "LIST OF RETIRED CHIEF JUSTICE". bih.nic.in. Archived from the original on 7 February 2015. Retrieved 15 January 2015.

External linksEdit