Justice Subhasis Talapatra was sworn in as the 33rd Chief Justice of the Orissa High Court. He was administered the oath of office by the Odisha Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal in a simple ceremony held at Cuttack, Odisha on 8 August 2023.
Constitutional provision regarding High Court Judge
The High Court is the highest court in a state .
Article 214 of the Indian constitution provides for a High Court for every state in India . However the Parliament has the power to set up a common high court for two or more states or Union territory under article 231 of the constitution .
Appointment of the High Court Judge
The judges of the High Court including the chief justice are appointed by the President of India after consulting the chief justice of India and the concerned state governor .
Qualification to be appointed as the High Court Judge
A person to be appointed as a judge of a high court, should have the following qualifications:
He must be an Indian citizen.
Must have served in a judicial capacity in India for at least ten years.
For at least 10 years, he must have worked as an advocate in a High Court or two or more such Courts in succession.
The judge of the High Court including the chief justice holds the office until the age of 62 years.
Orissa High Court:
The Orissa Established was set up on 26 July 1948
The First Chief Justice: Justice Bira Kishore Ray.
Seat of the High Court : Cuttack.
The sanctioned strength of judges in the High Court is 27.
Presently there are a total of 25 High Courts in India.
25th High Court of India: Andhra Pradesh High Court set up in 2019.
The Calcutta High Court (1 July 1862) is the oldest High Court in India.
The Allahabad High Court has the largest number of judges with a sanctioned strength of 160.