Ministry of Law and Justice gives a go ahead to formation of separate High Court for Andhra Pradesh

Ministry of Law and Justice gives a go ahead to formation of separate High Court for Andhra Pradesh

In line with the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, the Ministry of Law and Justice has given a green signal to formation of a separate High Court for Andhra Pradesh.

According to section 30 of the A.P.Reorganisation Act, 2014 (Central Act 6 of 2014) the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad shall be the common High Court for the State of Telangana and the State of Andhra Pradesh till a separate High Court for the State of Andhra Pradesh is constituted under Article 214 of the Constitution of India etc. and other provisions of the Act

Reportedly, Supreme Court too had asked the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad to look into the process of determining the number of judges to be allocated to the new High Court that is going to come into existence.

However, the issue of the location of the High Court has not been finalized and the newly formed High Court will need to sit at an area chosen by the Chief Justice of the High Court with the approval from the Governor. Reportedly, the Telangana CM K. Chandrasekhar Rao also made a surprise visit to the King Kothi palace, a place that may well seat the High Court.