The Jharkhand High Court
() is one of the newest High Courts
. It was established in 2000 under the Bihar Reorganisation Act, 2000
, after the state
was carved out of the state of Bihar
. The court has jurisdiction over Jharkhand
The seat of the court is at Ranchi
, the administrative capital
of the state. The court has a sanctioned judge strength of 20.
A circuit bench of the Patna High Court
was established at Ranchi
on 6 March, 1972 under clause 36 of the Letter Patent of the Patna High Court
. The Circuit bench became the Permanent Bench of the Patna High Court
, by the High Court at Patna (Establishment of Permanent Bench at Ranchi) Act 1976
(Act 57 of 1976) on 8 April, 1976. This Permanent Bench finally became the Jharkhand High Court on reorganiszation of Bihar
state on 15 November, 2000.
The Chief Justice
The current chief justice of Jharkhand High Court is Justice Bhagwati Prasad
who assumed the office on 22 August 2010.
Former Chief Justices
Hon'ble Mr. Justice Bhagwati Prasad 22 august 2010-12 may 2011
ActingHon’ble Mr. Justice Prakash Tatia 13 th may 2011 till date