High Court in HyderabadUnder Section 30 of A.P. Reorganization Act, 2014, the name of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh is now 'High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad' for the state of Telangana and the state of Andhra Pradesh with effect from 2nd June, 2014.
Common Court for Telangana and Andhra PradeshAccording to Article 231 of the Constitution of India, the Parliament has the powers to establish a common High Court for two or more states or for two or more states and a Union Territory.
Section 30 (1) of the AP Re organisation Act 2014 specifies that “on and from the Appointed Day, the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad shall be the common HC for the Telangana and the Andhra Pradesh till a separate High Court for the State of Andhra Pradesh is constituted under Article 214 of the Constitution read with Section 31 of this Act. The judges of the High Court at Hyderabad for the existing State of Andhra Pradesh holding office immediately before the Appointed Day shall become on that day the judges of the common High Court”.
High Court, Ghansi Bazaar,
Hyderabad, Telangana 500066
History of High Court in HyderabadAs per instructions issued by Chief Justice Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta, the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad for the States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh is the common High Court for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana state. The building of High Court was established in the year 1956 and was known as High Court of Andhra Pradesh. It was renamed in 2014 and now serves as a common court for both the states.
Separate High Court will be established for Andhra Pradesh after which High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad will serve only Telangana state. There is a sanctioned judges strength of 49 judges in this court as of now.
The plan of the High Court was drawn up by Shankar Lal of Jaipur. Mehar Ali Fazil, an engineer by profession, executed the design of this court building. The construction commenced in 1915 and continued till 1919. Later, Nizam VII Mir Osman Ali Khan inaugurated the High Court building on 20th April 1920.
High Court in Hyderabad - A Monumental BuildingToday, the High court is dispensing justice to one and all standing on the south bank of Musi river. It is a monumental building in Hyderabad and is built in red stones and white stones in Saracenic style. Have a look at this exquisite building from Naya Pul Bridge during sun set to witness its architectural glory at its best.
Do you know that when the foundation for the building was being dug up, ruins of Qutb Shahi Palaces (Hina Mahal and Nadi Mahal) were also unearthed!
During the Silver Jubilee Celebrations in 1936, a silver model of the High Court with a silver key was presented to Nizam VII Mir Osman Ali Khan by the Judiciary. The model finds place at Nizam's Museum in Purani Haveli today.
In 1919, the main building of the court was constructed to accommodate Judges, office staff, Advocate's hall and Record rooms. Another additional building was constructed in 1958-59 with comfortable rooms for law officers and also serve as office rooms and chambers of advocates.
Chief Justices of the Court:
- Hon'ble The Chief Justice Nisar Ahmad Kakru (2010–2011)
- Hon'ble The Chief Justice Madan Lokur (2011-2012)
- Hon'ble The Chief Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose (2012-2013)
- Hon'ble The Chief Justice Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta (21 May 2013 - Till Present Day)