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High Court of Gujarat Hamal, Chowkidar, Liftman & Peon Exam paper – 13

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Establishment
This high court was established on 1 May 1960 as a result of bifurcation of the former State of Bombay into two States of Maharashtra and Gujarat. The High Court started functioning near Akashwani, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad. The High Court has later shifted to the new building at Sola, Ahmedabad, from 16 January 1999.
Jurisdiction
The Gujarat High Court has jurisdiction on entire state of Gujarat. It has jurisdiction on all district, administrative and other courts in Gujarat This high court is court of records and empowered to punish anyone for contempt of court.
Powers
Like Union Judiciary, the state judiciary also possesses wide powers, mainly power of judicial review. It also has power to issue various writs to courts and authority under its jurisdiction. It has power of superintendence on all courts under it.
The Chief Justice
Main article: Chief Justice of Gujarat
The bench of high court is presided by Chief Justice. They are appointed by President of India under warrant. However, president is required to consult Governor of Gujarat and Chief Justice of India before making such appointment. Governor of Gujarat administers oath of office at time of appointment.

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