Rajasthan High Court, Jodhpur
Website: http://hcraj.nic.in/history1.htmAt the time of inauguration of the Rajasthan High Court in 1949, there were five High Courts functioning in the various units of the States - at Jodhpur, Jaipur and Bikaner, the High Courts of former Rajasthan and Matsya Union with a total strength of 20 judges. The Rajasthan High Court Ordinance, 1949 abolished these different jurisdictions and provided for a single High Court for the entire State. It dealt with the erection, establishment, constitution and jurisdiction of the High Court for the State of Rajasthan.
The High Court was duly inaugurated on 29th August, 1949. On 3.9.1949, in modification of the previous notification of 25.8.1949, the ajpramukh issued a further notification directing that the High Court of Judicature for Rajasthan shall also sit simultaneously (1) at Bikaner to dispose of the cases pending before the Bikaner High Court on the 28th day of August, 1949 ; at Kota to dispose of the cases pending before the Kota Bench of the High Court of the former Rajasthan State on the aforesaid date, but with a proviso that no new cases other than applications for revision or readmission, if any, shall, after the aforesaid date be entertained at any of the said two places.
Under the Constitution, Rajasthan became a part A State. On 8.5.1950, the Rajpramukh issued a notification under Section 10 of the Ordinance directing that the High Court of Judicature for Rajasthan shall, on the 22nd day of May, 1950 cease to sit at Bikaner, Kota and Udaipur that the cases pending before it on the aforesaid day at Bikaner and Udaipur shall be disposed of by the said High Court sitting at Jodhpur ; that the cases so pending at Kota shall be disposed of by the said High Court sitting at Jaipur ; that the work arising in future in the Udaipur division shall be disposed of by the said High Court sitting at Jodhpur.
In the year 1959, the bench of High Court functioning at Jaipur was abolished.
Vide notification No.F.17(2)74 Jus. dated 8.12.1976 made by the President under sub-section (2) of Section 51 of the State Reorganisation Act, 1956, a permanent bench of the High Court of Rajasthan at Jaipur was established with effect from 31.1.1977.
No.1 JB dated 23.12.1976, the jurisdiction for the High Court at Jodhpur and
Jaipur Bench, Jaipur was kept as under :-