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Gujarat High Court

Composition method
Presidential with confirmation of Chief Justice of India and Governor of respective state.

Judge term length
mandatory retirement by age of 62

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The Gujarat High Court is the High Court of the state of Gujarat. It was established on 1 May 1960 under the Bombay Re-organisation Act, 1960 after the state split from Bombay State.


The seat of the court is Ahmedabad. The present strength of Gujarat High court is 35 against sanctioned strength of 42.

New court building inaugurated in gujarat high court campus in ahmedabad


This high court was established on 1 May 1960 as a result of bifurcation of the former State of Bombay into two States of Maharashtra and Gujarat. The High Court started functioning near Akashwani, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad. The High Court has later shifted to the new building at Sola, Ahmedabad, from 16 January 1999.


The Gujarat High Court has jurisdiction over the entire state of Gujarat. It has jurisdiction on all district, administrative and other courts in Gujarat This high court is a court of records and empowered to punish anyone for contempt of court.


Like Union Judiciary, the state judiciary also possesses wide powers, mainly power of judicial review. It also has power to issue various writs to courts and authority under its jurisdiction. It has power of superintendence on all courts under it.

The Chief Justice

The bench of high court is presided by Chief Justice. They are appointed by President of India under warrant. However, president is required to consult Governor of Gujarat and Chief Justice of India before making such appointment. Governor of Gujarat administers oath of office at time of appointment.


All judges of the high court are appointed by the President of India after consulting the Governor of Gujarat, Chief Justice of India and Chief Justice of Gujarat. They hold constitutional post and there are ample safeguards provided in the constitution to ensure the independence of thejudiciary. Any judge can resign by writing to the President of India. Terms of appointment of judges cannot be altered to their disadvantage after their appointment.


The following are qualifications to be judge of Gujarat High Court.

  • The individual must be citizen of India.
  • and

  • The individual must have held a judicial office in India for at least ten years; or
  • Been advocate in any high court or two or more courts in succession for at least 10 years.
  • The Bench

    The present strength of Gujarat High court is 35 against sanctioned strength of 42.

    1. The Honourable Mr Justice R. Subhash Reddy, Chief Justice
    2. Mukesh Shah
    3. Kalpesh Jhaveri
    4. Akil Kureshi
    5. Anant Dave
    6. Shailesh Brahmbhatt
    7. Harsha Devani
    8. Abhilasha Kumari
    9. Mohinder Pal
    10. Kartik Thaker
    11. Zahiruddin Saiyed
    12. Rajesh Shukla
    13. Rashmin Chhaya
    14. Jamshed Pardiwala
    15. G B Shah
    16. Bela M. Trivedi
    17. P.P.Bhatt
    18. Sonia Gokani
    19. Chandrakant Soni
    20. Ashish Desai
    21. Nilay Anjaria
    22. Paresh Upadhyay
    23. S. G. Shah
    24. S. H. Vora
    25. G. R. Udhwani
    26. R. D. Kothari
    27. A. G. Uraizee
    28. K. J. Thaker
    29. R. P. Dholaria
    30. Vipul Pancholi
    31. Ashutosh J. Shastri
    32. Biren A. Vaishnav
    33. Biren A. Vaishnav
    34. A.S. Supehia
    35. Bipinkumar N. Karia


    Gujarat High Court Wikipedia