Sikkim High Court

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.

Sikkim High Court
सिक्किम उच्च न्यायालय
Established16 June 1975; 46 years ago (1975-06-16)
JurisdictionSikkim
LocationGangtok
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
Websitehcs.gov.in/hcs/
Chief Justice
CurrentlyBiswanath Somadder
Since12 October 2021

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 JusticeEdit

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

List of former Chief JusticesEdit

  • Hon’ble Justice Man Mohan Singh Gujral (7 May 1976–14 March 1983)
  • Hon’ble Justice Mohan Lall Shrimal (17 December 1983–3 January 1985)
  • Hon’ble Justice Jugal Kishore Mohanty (21 January 1986–4 January 1989)
  • Hon’ble Justice Braja Nath Misra (20 January 1990–8 November 1992)
  • Hon’ble Justice Surendra Nath Bhargava (20 January 1993–10 February 1996)
  • Hon’ble Justice Krishna Murari Agarwal (15 February 1996–26 October 1996)
  • Hon’ble Justice Kanniappa Arumuga Thanikkachallam (27 August 1997–26 September 1997)
  • Hon’ble Justice Repusudan Dayal (3 February 1999–17 May 2003)
  • Hon’ble Justice Radha Krishna Patra (9 July 2003–23 November 2004)
  • Hon’ble Justice Binod Kumar Roy (30 September 2005–26 December 2006)
  • Hon’ble Justice Ajoy Nath Ray (27 January 2007–30 October 2008)
  • Hon’ble Justice Aftab Hussain Saikia (7 March 2009–7 April 2010)
  • Hon’ble Justice Barin Ghosh (judge) (13 April 2010–8 August 2010)
  • Hon’ble Justice P. D. Dinakaran (9 August 2010 – 29 June 2011)
  • Hon’ble Justice Permod Kohli (12 December 2011–March 2013)
  • Hon’ble Justice Pius C. Kuriakose (28 March 2013–1 February 2013)
  • Hon'ble Justice N.K. Jain (7 January 2014–7 October 2014)
  • Hon'ble Justice Sunil Kumar Sinha (8 October 2014–6 July 2016)
  • Hon'ble Justice Satish K. Agnihotri (22 September 2016–2018)
  • Hon'ble Justice Vijay Kumar Bist (30 October 2018–16 September 2019)
  • Hon'ble Justice Arup Kumar Goswami (15 October 2019–5 January 2021)
  • Hon'ble Justice Jitendra Kumar Maheshwari (6 January 2021–31 August 2021)
  • Hon’ble Justice Biswanath Somadder (12 October 2021–Incumbent)

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

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

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