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Allahabad High Court

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Country  India
Number of positions  160
Authorized by  Constitution of India
Phone  0532 242 2335
Decisions are appealed to  Supreme Court of India
Allahabad High Court
Established  1866 (in Agra) 1869 (in Allahabad)
Location  Allahabad, U.P. (Principal Seat) Lucknow (circuit bench)
Composition method  Presidential with confirmation of Chief Justice of India and Governor of respective state.
Judge term length  mandatory retirement by age of 62
Website  www.allahabadhighcourt.in
Address  12C Hastings Road, Nyaya Marg, Canton, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh 211001
Hours  Closed today SundayClosedMonday10AM–4PMTuesday10AM–4PMWednesday10AM–4PMThursday10AM–4PMFriday10AM–4PMSaturdayClosed
Similar  Amar Ujala, Dainik Jagran Office, UPPCL Power Sub‑stati, Triveni Sangam, Central Administr Tribunal

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The Allahabad High Court or the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad is a high court based in Allahabad that has jurisdiction over the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It was established in 1869, making it one of the first high courts to be established in India.


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Allahabad became the seat of Government of North-Western Provinces and a High Court was established in 1834 but was shifted to Agra within a year. In 1868 it shifted back to Allahabad. The former High Court was located at the Accountant General's office at the University of Allahabad complex.

It was founded as the High Court of Judicature for the North-Western Provinces at Agra on 17 March 1866 by the Indian High Courts Act 1861 replacing the old Sadr Diwani Adalat. Sir Walter Morgan, Barrister-at-Law and Mr. Simpson were appointed the first Chief Justice and the first Registrar respectively of the High Court of North-Western Provinces.

The location High Court for the North-Western Provinces was shifted from Agra to Allahabad in 1869 and the name was correspondingly changed to the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad from 11 March 1919.

On 2 November 1925, the Oudh Judicial Commissioner's Court was replaced by the Oudh Chief Court at Lucknow by the Oudh Civil Courts Act of 1925, enacted by the United Provinces Legislature with the previous sanction of the Governor General the passing of this Act.

On 25 February 1948, the Chief Court of Oudh was amalgamated with the High Court of Allahabad.

When the state of Uttaranchal, now known as Uttarakhand, was carved out of Uttar Pradesh in 2000, this high court ceased to have jurisdiction over the districts falling in Uttaranchal. Allahabad High court was built by Khan saheb Nizamuddin of Loha Mundi, Agra, India. He also donated the water fountain to the High court.

Principal seat and benches

The seat of the court is at Allahabad. Allahabad High Court maintains a permanent circuit bench at Lucknow, the administrative capital of the state. The maximum number of serving judges is 160, the highest in India.

Chief Justice

Justice Dilip Babasaheb Bhosale is the Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court.

Reporting and citation

Private journals that report Allahabad High Court Judgements include Allahabad Criminal Cases, Allahabad Law Journal and Lucknow Law Times.


Allahabad High Court Wikipedia