Chhattisgarh High Court

Chhattisgarh High Court
Chhattisgarh High Court
Established 2000
Jurisdiction India
Location Bilaspur
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 Till 62 years of age
Number of positions 18
Chief Justice
Currently Rajeev Gupta
Since 2008
Lead position ends 2012
Bilaspur High Court - Under construction New Campus

The Chhattisgarh High Court (Hindi: छत्तीसगढ़ उच्च न्यायालय) is one of the newest High Courts in India. It was established on 1 November, 2000 after the Madhya Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2000 was passed. It has jurisdiction over the state of Chhattisgarh. High Court of Bilaspur is the 19th High Court of India[1]

Mr. Justice R. S. Garg was the first Acting CJ of the Chhattisgarh High Court.[1]

The court is having its seat at Bilaspur. The court has a sanctioned judge strength of eighteen.


Judges of High Court of Chhattisgarh

  • Hon'ble Shri Justice Rajeev Gupta ( Chief Justice )
  • Hon'ble Shri Justice I.M. Quddusi
  • Hon'ble Shri Justice Sunil Kumar Sinha
  • Hon'ble Shri Justice Satish K. Agnihotri
  • Hon'ble Shri Justice T. P. Sharma
  • Hon'ble Shri Justice Nawal Kishore Agarwal
  • Hon'ble Shri Justice Pritinker Diwaker
  • Hon'ble Shri Justice Rangnath Chandrakar
  • Hon'ble Shri Justice Prashant Kumar Mishra
  • Hon'ble Shri Justice Manindra Mohan Shrivastava
  • Hon'ble Shri Justice Ghulam Minhajuddin
  • Hon'ble Shri Justice Radhey Shyam Sharma


The Chief Justice

Justice Rajeev Gupta, the current Chief Justice was born at Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh on 10-10-1950. Took B.A and LL.B Degrees from Jiwaji University, Gwalior. Started practice in Madhya Pradesh High Court from November 1973 and continued till 1994. Appointed as Judge of the Madhya Pradesh High Court in September 1994. Assumed charge as Chief Justice of Kerala High Court on 27-04-2005 . Transferred to Uttarakhand High Court at Nainital and assumed charge on 14 January 2006 as Chief Justice. On 2 February 2008 he took oath of secrecy as the Chief Justice of the Chhattisgarh High Court at Bilaspur. He retirement is due on 10 October 2012[3]

Former Chief Justices

Chief Justice Term
W.A.Shishak 4 December 2000–6 February 2002
K.H.N. Kuranga 6 February 2002–28 May 2004
Ayyampalayam Somasundaram Venkatachala Moorthy 28 May 2004–14 March 2005
Ananga Kumar Patnaik 14 March 2005–2 February 2008

Former Judges of the High Court who are serving Judges of the Supreme Court of India

(1) Hon'ble Mr. Justice A.K. Patnaik

High Court Bar Association 2009-11

H.C.B.A. is the representative body of advocates practicing at Bilaspur High Court , elected by way of direct voting from the members of Bar Association and is having term of two years. H C B A works for the general benefit of its registered members( membership around 1500 approx) and advises High court in matters related with advocates and works as bridge between Bar and Bench.

1. President - C. K. Kesharwani 2. Secretary - Abdul Wahab Khan.

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