Justice M N Bhandari sworn in as the new Chief Justice of Madras High Court

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Justice M N Bhandari was  sworn in as the Chief Justice of Madras High Court by the Tamil Nadu Governor R.N. Ravi on 14 February 2022. He was administered the oath of office by the state governor, R.N.Ravi 

Madras High Court is the third oldest High Court in India .

Madras High court is the High Court of Tamil Nadu and Union Territory of Puducherry .

Fact files 

High Courts in India were set up under the High Court act 1861 ,passed by the British Parliament for India .

  • The first  High Court to be set up in India was the Calcutta High Court or the High Court of Judicature at Fort William. It started functioning from 1st July, 1862. 

  • The second High Court in India was the Bombay High Court which started functioning from 14 August 1862 .

  • The third High Court in India was the  Madras High Court which started functioning from 15 August 1862 . 

  •  There are 25 High Courts in India .

Important Points 

The Chief Justice of a High Court is appointed by the President of India in consultation with the Chief Justice of India and the Governor of the state, under article 217 of the Indian constitution.  

 Under article 219 of the constitution oath to the Chief Justice of the High Court or the judge of the High Court is administered by the State Governor or by a person appointed by the Governor. 

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