High Courts


High Courts (Article 214-232)

The High Courts stand at the head of the judiciary in a State.

There shall be a High Court for each State Article-214.

The Judiciary in the states consist of a High Court and subordinate courts.

The Parliament can, however, establish by law, a common High Court for one or more states and one or more territory (Article 215).

There are 24 High Courts in India.

The Calcutta High Court is the oldest of all which was established in 1862. The Bombay and Madras High Courts were established in the same year.

Chhatisgarh, Uttarakhand (Nainital) and Jharkhand (Ranchi) High Courts were established in the year 2000.