Justice Ujjal Bhuyan appointed as the fifth Chief Justice of Telangana High Court

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At the Raj Bhavan in Hyderabad, Governor Dr. Tamilasai Souradyarajan administered the oath of office to Justice Ujjal Bhuiyan as the Chief Justice of Telangana.

  • Ujal Bhuiyan is the fifth judge in the High Court of Telangana, which came into existence in 2019.

  • He replaced Justice Satish Chandra Sharma, who was transferred to the Delhi High Court.

  • The Supreme Court Collegium had recommended the elevation of Telangana High Court judge Justice Bhuiyan as Chief Justice.

  • He is also the Executive Chairman of Telangana State Legal Services Authority.

  • High Court - Organisation, Powers and Powers

  • High Courts have been constituted under Article 214, Chapter 5, Part 6 of the Constitution of India.

  • Under Article 216 of the Constitution of India, each High Court is composed of a Chief Justice and another Judge as may be determined by the President from time to time.

  • They are appointed by the President under Article 217.

  • The President may, in consultation with the Chief Justice of India, transfer any Judge of a High Court to another High Court under Article 222.

  • Under Article 226 of the Constitution, the High Courts have wide powers to issue writs.

  • At present the number of High Courts in India is 25.

  • The first High Court of India was established in 1862 AD in Mumbai, while the 25th High Court of the country was established at Amaravati in Andhra Pradesh on January 1, 2019 AD as Telangana High Court.

  • At present, the salary of the Chief Justice of the High Court is ₹ 250000 per month and the salary of other judges of the High Court is ₹ 225000 per month.

  • The retirement age of judges of high courts has been increased from 62 years to 65 years by the 104th Constitutional Amendment Bill, 2010.

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