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Principal Seat: Mumbai, Maharashtra Circuit Benches: Nagpur, Aurangabad & Panaji

Coordinates 18°55′52.26″N 72°49′49.66″E / 18.9311833°N 72.8304611°E / 18.9311833; 72.8304611Coordinates: 18°55′52.26″N 72°49′49.66″E / 18.9311833°N 72.8304611°E / 18.9311833; 72.8304611

Composition method Presidential with confirmation of Chief Justice of India
and Governor of respective state.

Authorized by Constitution of India

Decisions are appealed to Supreme Court of India

Judge term length mandatory retirement by age of 62

No. of positions 94

Website Official website

Chief Justice

Currently Smt. V. K. Tahilramani

Since 5 December 2017


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High Court (Marathi: मुंबई उच्च न्यायालय, IAST: Mumbaī Uchca Nyāyālaya) is one of the oldest High Courts of India.[1] It is located in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Its jurisdiction covers the states of Maharashtra
and Goa, and the Union Territories of Daman and Diu
Daman and Diu
and Dadra and Nagar Haveli. The High Court has regional branches at Nagpur
and Aurangabad in Maharashtra
and Panaji, the capital of Goa.[1] The first Chief Justice, the Attorney General and Solicitor General of Independent India
were from this court. Since India's Independence, 22 judges from this court have been elevated to the Supreme Court and 8 of them have been Chief Justice of India.[2] The court has Original Jurisdiction in addition to its Appellate. The decisions of this court can be appealed only to the Supreme Court of India. The Mumbai
High Court has a sanctioned strength of 94 judges (71 permanent, 23 additional).[3]


1 History and premises 2 Sesquicentennial celebrations 3 Famous cases

3.1 Controversies

4 The Chief Justice and the judges 5 Principal seat and benches 6 Nagpur

6.1 History 6.2 New building

7 Aurangabad bench

7.1 History 7.2 Formation

8 Panaji

8.1 History 8.2 New building

9 Case information 10 See also 11 External links 12 References

History and premises[edit] The Bombay
High Court was one of the three High Courts in India established at the Presidency Towns by Letters patent
Letters patent
granted by Queen Victoria, bearing date June 26, 1862. It was inaugurated on August 14, 1862 under the High Courts Act, 1861.

High Court, Fort, Mumbai

The work on the present building of the High Court was commenced in April 1871 and completed in November 1878. It was designed by British engineer Col. James A. Fuller. The first sitting in this building was on 10 January 1879. Justice M. C. Chagla
M. C. Chagla
was the first Indian permanent Chief Justice of Bombay
High Court after independence [1948 - 1958][4] Architecture: Gothic revival in the Early English style. It is 562 feet (171 m) long and 187 feet (57 m) wide. To the west of the central tower are two octagonal towers. The statues of Justice and Mercy are atop this building. In 2016, it was announced that the premises of the Bombay
High Court would be shifting to Bandra
Kurla Complex. The 125th anniversary of the building was marked by the release of a book, commissioned by the Bar Association, called "The Bombay
High Court: The Story of the Building - 1878–2003" by local historians Rahul Mehrotra and Sharada Dwivedi. Although the name of the city was changed from Bombay
to Mumbai
in 1995, the Court as an institution did not follow suit and retained the name Bombay
High Court. Although, a bill to rename it as bombay high court was approved by the Cabinet on July 5, 2016 along with the change of name of the Calcutta High Court
Calcutta High Court
and Madras High Court
Madras High Court
as Kolkata High Court
Kolkata High Court
and Chennai High Court
Chennai High Court
respectively, the same is pending approval before the Parliament of India.[5] Sesquicentennial celebrations[edit] In 2010, the High Court organized several functions to mark the completion of 150 years of establishment of the High Court. A special postal cover was released by Milind Deora, the then Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology at the historical Central Court Hall of the High Court on 14 August 2012. An exhibition displaying important artifacts, royal charters, stamps, old maps and other documents of historical importance was inaugurated by the then Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Prithviraj Chavan, in the Central Court Hall on 15 August 2012. The then Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh
Manmohan Singh
was the Chief Guest at the concluding ceremony of the year-long Sesquicentennial celebrations on 18 August 2012.[6] A book titled A Heritage of Judging: The Bombay
High Court through one hundred and fifty years, edited by Dhananjaya Y. Chandrachud, Anoop V. Mohta and Roshan S. Dalvi was published by the Maharashtra
Judicial Academy.[7] Famous cases[edit] In its illustrious history, the Bombay
High Court has been the site for numerous noteworthy trials and court cases. Bal Gangadhar Tilak was tried a number of times in the Bombay
high Court, but the most famous was his trial for sedition in the 1916 case Emperor v. Bal Gangadhar Tilak. The Bombay
High Court also saw the last case in the Indian Judicial System to use a jury in the famous K. M. Nanavati v. State of Maharashtra
case of 1959. Controversies[edit] Bar Council had boycotted some judges of the High Court in 1991 under the leadership of Senior Counsel Iqbal Chagla.[8] In 2011, a couple of petitions came to be filed challenging housing societies built by judges upon plots of land reserved for other purposes.[9] The Chief Justice and the judges[edit] The court has a Sanctioned strength of 94 (Permanent:71, Additional:23) judges. The court has a judge to people ratio of 1 to 1.61 million. The total pending cases in High Court are about 4,64,074. The Judge to case ratio is 1:6630. The strength of judges in Maharashtra
as on 01.01.2018 was 70 High Court Judges, 399 District Judges, 484 Senior Civil Judges and 1267 Junior Civil Judges against the sanctioned strength of 2642 judges. Thus the judge to people ratio of Maharashtra
is approximately 1:55000. The Law Commission in its 120th report has recommended a ratio of 1:20000. As on 01.03.2018 the number of practicing Advocates in Maharashtra
is 95,378. As per National Judicial Data Grid, the total pending cases in District and Taluka Courts in Maharashtra
are 33,57,582. On an average 1,31,000 cases are filed every month and 1,21,000 cases are disposed monthly. Judges elevated to the Supreme Court of India.

Sr. No Name of the Judge S/Shri Justice Date of Appointment Date of Retirement Parent High Court

1 Sharad Arvind Bobde 2013-04-12 2021-04-23 Bombay

2 Rohinton Fali Nariman 2014-07-07 2021-08-12 Maharashtra

3 Uday Umesh Lalit 2014-08-13 2022-11-08 Maharashtra

4 Ajay Manikrao Khanwilkar 2016-05-13 2022-07-29 Bombay

5 Dhananjaya Y. Chandrachud 2016-05-13 2024-11-10 Bombay

Judges transferred from the Bombay
High Court.

Sr. No. Name of the Judge, Justice Recruitment Date of Appointment Date of Retirement Remark

1 D. B. Bhosale Bar 2001-01-22 2018-10-24 Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court

2 S. J. Vazifdar Bar 2001-01-22 2018-05-04 Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court

3 A. B. Chaudhari Bar 2008-09-05 2019-04-02 Punjab and Haryana High Court

Sitting Judges of the Bombay
High Court

Sr. No. Name of the Judge S/Shri Justice Recruitment Date of Appointment Date of Retirement Remark

1 V. K. Tahilramani Bar 2001-06-26 2020-10-03 Acting Chief Justice w.e.f. 2017-12-05

2 N. H. Patil Bar 2001-10-12 2019-04-07

3 S. S. Kemkar Bar 2003-03-21 2018-10-23 Joined 16/04/2016 [PHC: M.P.]

4 A. S. Oka Bar 2003-08-29 2022-05-25

5 S. C. Dharmadhikari Bar 2003-11-14 2022-01-26

6 B. R. Gavai Bar 2003-11-14 2022-11-24

7 B. P. Dharmadhikari Bar 2004-03-15 2020-04-28

8 Smt. V. A. Naik Bar 2005-06-22 2018-05-03

9 R.M. Borde Bar 2006-09-08 2019-08-10

10 R. V. More Bar 2006-09-08 2021-11-03

11 R. M. Savant Bar 2006-09-08 2018-12-06

12 A. A. Sayed Bar 2007-04-11 2023-01-21

13 S. S. Shinde Bar 2008-03-11 2022-08-02

14 K. K. Tated Bar 2008-07-18 2021-09-19

15 P. B. Varale Bar 2008-07-18 2024-06-23

16 S. J. Kathawalla Bar 2008-07-18 2022-03-24

17 M. R. Bhatkar Service 2009-02-10 2019-05-28

18 R. G. Ketkar Bar 2009-03-26 2019-08-22

19 R. K. Deshpande Bar 2009-03-26 2020-11-06

20 S. V. Gangapurwala Bar 2010-03-13 2024-05-24

21 T. V. Nalawade Service 2011-03-17 2021-03-08

22 M. S. Sanklecha Bar 2012-01-23 2019-12-12

23 R. D. Dhanuka Bar 2012-01-23 2023-05-31

24 S. P. Deshmukh Bar 2012-01-23 2021-09-28

25 N. M. Jamdar Bar 2012-01-23 2026-01-10

26 S. S. Jadhav Bar 2012-01-23 2022-06-14

27 P. N. Deshmukh Service 2013-05-13 2020-02-11

28 S. B. Shukre Service 2013-05-13 2023-10-25

29 S. C. Gupte Bar 2013-06-21 2021-06-30

30 Z. A. Haq Bar 2013-06-21 2021-05-17

31 K. R. Shriram Bar 2013-06-21 2025-09-28

32 G. S. Patel Bar 2013-06-21 2024-04-26

33 A. S. Chandurkar Bar 2013-06-21 2027-04-07

34 R. Mohite Dere Bar 2013-06-21 2027-04-17

35 M. S. Sonak Bar 2013-06-21 2026-01-28

36 R. V. Ghuge Bar 2013-06-21 2028-07-09

37 V. L. Achliya Service 2013-10-21 2021-02-13

38 V. M. Deshpande Bar 2014-01-06 2022-05-19

39 A. S. Gadkari Bar 2014-01-06 2027-06-14

40 N. W. Sambre Bar 2014-01-06 2029-12-19

41 G. S. Kulkarni Bar 2014-01-06 2030-06-24

42 B. P. Colabawalla Bar 2014-01-06 2029-12-16

43 A. K. Menon Bar 2014-03-03 2022-07-12

44 C. V. Bhadang Service 2014-03-03 2022-11-05

45 V. K. Jadhav Service 2014-03-03 2022-05-17

46 A. M. Badar Service 2014-03-03 2023-08-10

47 P. R. Bora Service 2014-03-03 2019-10-22

48 A. Prabhudesai Service 2014-03-03 2024-02-08

49 K. L. Wadane Service 2015-01-01 2019-01-12

50 Dr. Smt. S. S. Phansalkar-Joshi Service 2015-01-01 2019-02-06

51 P. D. Naik Bar 2016-03-17 2024-04-30

52 M. S. Karnik Bar 2016-03-17 2031-02-10

53 S. S. Joshi Service 2016-03-28 2026-08-21

54 K. K. Sonawane Service 2016-03-28 2020-06-11

55 S. S. Patil Service 2016-03-28 2018-10-16

56 N. D. Sardesai Service 2016-03-28 2020-08-19

57 S. K. Shinde Bar 2017-06-05 2023-01-16

58 R. B. Deo Bar 2017-06-05 2025-04-12

59 B. H. Dangre Bar 2017-06-05 2030-05-09

60 S. V. Kotwal Bar 2017-06-05 2030-04-12

61 R. I. Chagla Bar 2017-06-05 2031-10-21

62 Manish Pitale Bar 2017-06-05 2032-09-10

63 S. K. Kotwal Service 2017-06-05 2019-06-20

64 A. D. Upadhye Service 2017-06-05 2019-08-12

65 M. S. Patil Service 2017-06-05 2025-07-26

66 A. M. Dhavale Service 2017-06-05 2019-07-05

67 P. K. Chavan Service 2017-06-05 2025-02-21

68 M. G. Giratkar Service 2017-06-05 2020-10-09

69 V. V. Kankanwadi Service 2017-06-05 2026-06-23

70 S. M. Gavhane Service 2017-06-05 2020-06-01

Principal seat and benches[edit] The court has jurisdiction over the states of Maharashtra, Goa
and the Union territories of Daman and Diu
Daman and Diu
and Dadra and Nagar Haveli. The court has benches in Nagpur, Aurangabad and Panaji.

Bench Judge Strength Territorial jurisdiction

Bombay(Principal) 35 Mumbai
(City), Mumbai
(Suburban), Thane, Palghar, Kolhapur, Nashik, Pune, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Satara, Sangli, Sindhudurg, Solapur, Dadra & Nagar Haveli at Silvassa, Daman, Diu.

Aurangabad 18 Aurangabad, Ahmednagar, Beed, Dhule, Jalna, Jalgaon, Latur, Nanded, Osmanabad, Parbhani, Nandurbar

Nagpur 17 Nagpur, Akola, Amravati, Bhandara, Buldhana, Chandrapur, Wardha, Yavatmal, Gondia, Gadchiroli, Washim

Panaji 04 North Goa
(Panaji), South Goa

Total 74

bench[edit] Nagpur
is an industrial and commercial city situated in the centre of India. Formerly, it was the capital of the former State of CP & Berar, later old Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh
and now it is the sub-capital of the State of Maharashtra.[10] A full-fledged High Court was established at Nagpur
on 9 January 1936. Later it was included as a separate bench in the Bombay
High Court jurisdiction after the formation of the state of Maharashtra
in 1960. History[edit]

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Sir Gilbert Stone, a Judge of the Madras High Court
Madras High Court
was appointed as first Chief Justice. The foundation stone of the new building (present High Court building) was laid by late Sir Hyde Gowan on 9-1-1937. The building was designed by Mr. H.A.N. Medd, Resident Architect. It was constructed at a cost of Rs.737,746/-.The building consisted of two stories with a garden courtyard in the centre. The outside dimensions are 400 ft x 230 ft. The original design provided for a main central dome rising 109 feet above ground land, the remainder of the building being approximately 52 feet in height. The building has been constructed with sandstone. The building has Ashlar stone facing and brick hearting. The flooring in the corridors and offices is of Sikosa and Shahabad flag stones. The building is declared open on 6 January 1940. On the opening ceremony the Viceroy of India
described this building as a poem in stone. The High Court has a fairly well planned garden on the eastern as well as western sides. The High Court of Judicature at Nagpur
continued to be housed in this building till the reorganisation of states in 1956. With effect from 1-11-1956, eight Marathi speaking districts of Vidarbha formed part of the greater bilingual State of Bombay
which came into existence. Remaining fourteen Hindi speaking districts of the former State of Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh
became part of the newly constituted State of Madhya Pradesh with the capital at Bhopal. The High Court of Madhya Pradesh was treated as the successor of the former High Court at Nagpur. New building[edit] A bench of the High Court at Bombay
began to sit in this building at Nagpur
with effect from 1-11-1956 and continues to do so even after the formation of the State of Maharashtra
on 1-5-1960. During the year 1960 the strength of this Bench consisted of four Honourable Judges. The extension of High Court building consists of two annex buildings on both sides of the existing building viz., North and South Wings. For this Government of Maharashtra
has sanctioned Rs. 1,2,926,605/- on dated 21 March 1983. 'South Wing' houses various utilities for the public, i.e. litigants and the Bar as well as High Court Government Pleader's Establishment including Standing Counsel for Central Government and 'A Panel Counsels, and also for the establishment. In the North Wing, it is proposed to accommodate additional Court Halls, Chambers of the Hobble Judges, Judges' Library and the office. Presently, the strength of this Bench consists of 10 Honourable Judges and total employees are 412. Aurangabad bench[edit] The Aurangabad bench was established in 1982. Initially only a few districts of Maharashtra
were under the Aurangabad bench. Subsequently, in 1988, Ahmednagar
& others districts were attached to the bench. The bench at Aurangabad has more than 13 judges. The jurisdiction of the Aurangabad Bench is over Aurangabad, Ahmednagar, Dhule, Jalna, Jalgaon, Beed, Parbhani, Latur & Osmanabad. The bench also has a Bar council of Maharashtra
& Goa
office. The present building of bench is situated in huge premises. The garden is beautifully maintained. Lush green grass invites the attention of any passerby. The HC bench at Aurangabad is just approximately 4 km from the Aurangabad Airport
Aurangabad Airport
and around 6 km from central bus stand. The new building has 13 court halls in all now including two new. All the court halls are on the first floor of the building, while the registry of the Court is on the ground floor. The Aurangabad bench has a strong Bar of more than 1000 advocates, but Aurangabad bench does not have a jurisdiction for company law matters. The Aurangabad Bench celebrated its 28th anniversary on 27 August 2009. History[edit]

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Due to continued demand of the people of Marathwada
region for the establishment of a permanent Bench of the High Court at Aurangabad under sub-section (2) of Sec. 51 of the Act, the State Government first took up the issue with the then Chief Justice R. M. Kantawala in 1977. On 22 March 1978, the State Legislative Assembly passed a unanimous resolution supporting a demand for the establishment of a permanent Bench of the High Court at Aurangabad to the effect : "With a view to save huge expenses and to reduce the inconvenience of the people of the Marathwada
and Pune regions in connection with legal proceedings, this Assembly recommends to the Government to make a request to the President to establish a permanent Bench of the Bombay High Court having jurisdiction in Marathwada
and Pune regions, one at Aurangabad and the other at Pune." The said demand for the constitution of a permanent Bench of the High Court at Aurangabad was supported by the State Bar Council of Maharashtra, Advocates' Association of Western India, several bar associations and people in general. It is necessary here to mention that the resolution as originally moved made a demand for the setting up of a permanent Bench of the High Court of Bombay
at Aurangabad for the Marathwada
region, and there was, no reference to Pune which was added by way of amendment. Initially, the State Government made a recommendation to the Central Government in 1978 for the establishment of two permanent Benches under sub-sec. (2) of Section 51 of the Act, one at Aurangabad and the other at Pune, but later in 1981 confined its recommendation to Aurangabad alone. The State Government thereafter took a Cabinet decision in January 1981 to establish a permanent Bench of the High Court at Aurangabad and this was conveyed by the Secretary to the Government of Maharashtra, Law & Judiciary Department, communicated by his letter dated 3 February 1981 to the Registrar and he was requested, with the permission of the Chief Justice, to submit proposals regarding accommodation for the Court and residential bungalows for the Judges, staff, furniture etc. necessary for setting up the Bench. As a result of this communication, the Chief Justice wrote to the Chief Minister on 26 February 1981 signifying his consent to the establishment of a permanent Bench at Aurangabad. After adverting to the fact that his predecessors had opposed such a move and had indicated, amongst other things, that such a step involved, as it does, breaking up of the integrity of the institution and the Bar, which would necessarily impair the quality and quantity of the disposals. It, however, became evident by the middle of June 1981 that the Central Government would take time in reaching a decision on the proposal for the establishment of a permanent Bench under sub-sec. (2) of Section 51 of the Act at Aurangabad as the question involved a much larger issue, viz. the principles to be adopted and the criterion laid down for the establishment of permanent Benches of High Courts generally. This meant that there would be an inevitable delay in securing concurrence of the Central Government and the issuance of a Presidential Notification under sub-sec. (2) of S. 51 of the Act. On 19 June 1981, the State Government accordingly took a Cabinet decision that pending the establishment of a permanent Bench under sub-sec. (2) of S. 51 of the Act at Aurangabad for the Marathwada
region, resort be had to the provisions of sub-section (3) thereof. On 20 June 1981, Secretary to the Government of Maharashtra, Law & Judiciary Department wrote to the Registrar stating that there was a possibility of the delay in securing concurrence of the Central Government and the issuance of a notification by the President under subsection (2) of S. 51 of the Act for the establishment of a permanent Bench at Aurangabad and in order to tide over the difficulty, the provisions of sub-sec. (3) of Section 51 of the Act may be resorted to and he, therefore, requested the Chief Justice to favour the Government With his views in the matter at an early date. On 5 July 1981, the Law Secretary waited on the Chief Justice in that connection. On 7 July 1981 the Chief justice wrote a letter to the Chief minister in which he stated that the Law Secretary had conveyed to him the decision of the State Government to have a Circuit Bench at Aurangabad under sub-sec. (3) of Section 51 pending the decision of the Central Government to establish a permanent Bench there under sub-section (2) of S. 51 of the Act. The Chief Justice then added: "I agree that some such step is necessary in view of the preparations made by the Government at huge costs and the mounting expectations of the people there." Formation[edit] On 20 July 1981, the Law Secretary addressed a letter to the Registrar requesting him to forward, with the permission of the Chief Justice, proposal as is required under sub-section (3) of S. 51 for the setting up of a Bench at Aurangabad. In reply to the same, the Registrar by his letter dated 24 July 1981 conveyed that the Chief Justice agreed with the suggestion of the State Government that action had to be taken under sub-section (3) of S. 51 of the Act for which the approval of the Governor was necessary and he enclosed a copy of the draft order which the Chief Justice proposed to issue under sub-section (3) of S. 51 of the Act. On 10 Aug. 1981, the Law Secretary conveyed to the Registrar the approval of the Governor. On 27 Aug. 1981, the Chief Justice issued an order under sub-section (3) of S. 51 of the Act to the effect  : "In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (3) of S. 51 of the States Reorganisation Act, 1956 (No. 37 of 1956) and all other powers enabling him in this behalf, the Hon'ble the Chief Justice, with the approval of the Governor of Maharashtra, is pleased to appoint Aurangabad as a place at which the Hon'ble Judges and Division Courts of the High Court of Judicature at Bombay
may also sit." This is the history how the Aurangabad Bench of the Bombay
High Court was constituted. The Constitution of the Bench by The Hon’ble The Chief Justice V.S.Deshpande then came to be challenged before the Hon’ble Supreme Court. The Petition filed by the State of Maharashtra
was allowed and the aspirations of the people from Marathwada
were recognised. The Judgment is a reported one (State of Maharashtra
v. Narain Shyamrao Puranik) in AIR 1983 Supreme Court 46. Panaji
bench[edit] When the High Court of Bombay
constituted a bench in Goa, Justice G.F Couto was appointed its first Goan permanent judge. Justice G.D. Kamat was appointed as judge in 1983 and later in 1996 as Chief Justice of the Gujarat High Court. Justice E.S da Silva was elevated in 1990 and was a judge of this court till his retirement in 1995. Justice F.I Rebello, was appointed Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court
Allahabad High Court
in 2010 and retired in 2011. Justice R.K. Batta and Justice R.M.S. Khandeparkar were Judges of the Goa
bench for a brief period. Justice A.P Lavande, Justice F.M.Reis, and Justice M.S. Sonak, were senior lawyers who practiced in the Goa
Bench before their elevation. Presently Goa
has two lady judges, Justice Anuja Prabhudesai and Justice Nutan Sardesai who were both District Judges. History[edit] Prior to the occupation of Goa, Daman & Diu the highest Court for the then Union territory was the "Tribunal de Relacao" functioning at Panaji. This Tribunal de Relacao was abolished when a Court of Judicial Commissioner was established w.e.f. 16 December 1963 under Goa-Daman & Diu (Judicial Commissioner Court) Regulation, 1963. In May 1964 an Act was passed by the Parliament which conferred upon the Court of Judicial Commissioner, some powers of the High Court for the purposes of the Constitution of India. Parliament by an Act extended the jurisdiction of High Court at Bombay to the Union territory of Goa
Daman & Diu and established a permanent Bench of that High Court at Panaji
on 30.10.1982 From its inception, the Hon'ble Shri Justice Dr. G.F.Couto who was at that time acting Judicial Commissioner was elevated to the Bench of High Court of Bombay. The Hon'ble Shri Justice G.D.Kamat was elevated to the Bench on 29.8.1983. With the passing of Goa, Daman & Re-organization Act, 1987 by the Parliament conferring Statehood to Goa, the High Court of Bombay became the common High Court for the states of Maharashtra
and Goa
and the Union territories of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu w.e.f. 30.5.1987. New building[edit] This High Court was shifted from the old building of "Tribunal de Relacao" to Lyceum Complex at Altinho, Panaji
and started functioning there from 3.11.1997. The main renovated building at the said Complex, constructed in the year 1925 by the Portuguese Government, was inaugurated by the Hon'ble Chief Justice of Bombay
High Court Shri M.B.Shah on 2.10.1997. The total amount incurred for renovation of this building alone is Rs. 1,7,264,393/-. The Hon'ble the Chief Justice of Bombay
High Court, Shri Y.K.Sabharwal, inaugurated the 2nd building on 9 September 1999. Both these buildings now house several departments of the High Court.at Case information[edit] The Case Status and Causelists of Bombay
High Court is available on its official website at www.bombayhighcourt.nic.in. The Orders and Judgments from the year 2005 are also available on the website. As of March 2012[update] the High Court has 315,988 civil cases and 45,960 criminal cases pending. At the same time, the District and subordinate courts under the Bombay
High Court have a total of 3,179,475 pending cases.[11] See also[edit]

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External links[edit]

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High Court Case Tracker online


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Timeline Silhara dynasty Bombay
Presidency Seven Islands of Bombay Elephanta Caves Banganga Tank Old Bombay Worli
Fort Girangaon Samyukta Maharashtra
Movement Tanks Growth of Mumbai 1992–93 riots 1993 bombings 2008 attacks Terrorism


Powai Lake Vihar Lake Tulsi Lake Thane Creek Mahim Bay Back Bay Mithi River Ulhas River Gilbert Hill Malabar Hill Salsette Island Mumbai
Harbour Middle Ground Climate Beaches Eastern Suburbs Western Suburbs South Mumbai Neighbourhoods


Architecture of Mumbai Gateway of India Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Naval Dockyard Bombay
Stock Exchange Hutatma Chowk General Post Office Shreepati Arcade Regal Cinema Mount Mary's Church Haji Ali Dargah Flora Fountain David Sassoon Library Mumba Devi Temple Mahalaxmi Temple Prince of Wales Museum National Gallery of Modern Art Asiatic Society of Mumbai Jehangir Art Gallery Gowalia Tank Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Mahim Church


Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport
Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport
(BEST) Mumbai
Suburban Railway Central Railway Western Railway Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Juhu Aerodrome Auto rickshaw Metro Monorail Skywalk Western railway elevated corridor Water transport Mumbai
Bus Rapid Transit System Mumbai
Urban Transport Project


Airoli Bridge Altamount Road Bandra– Worli
Sea Link Carmichael Road Colaba
Causeway Currey Road Bridge Dadabhai Naoroji Road Eastern Express Highway Eastern Freeway Fashion Street Hughes Road Jeejabai Bhosle Marg JVLR Linking Road Lady Jamshetjee Road LBS Marg Lamington Road Mahim Causeway Marine Drive MTHL Nepean Sea Road P D'Mello Road Pedder Road Princess Street SCLR SV Road Sahar Elevated Access Road Sion Panvel Highway Vashi Bridge Veera Desai Road Western Express Highway


Stock Exchange National Stock Exchange of India Reserve Bank of India Mint Dalal Street Nariman Point

Education and Research

Universities & Colleges

University of Mumbai
(MU) SNDT Women's University Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay
(IIT-B) Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute
Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute
(VJTI) Mulund College of Commerce ICT (formerly UDCT) NITIE Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies
Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies
(JBIMS) SP Jain Institute of Management and Research NMIMS St. Xavier's College Sathaye College Ramnarain Ruia College DG Ruparel College Ramniranjan Anandilal Podar College of Commerce and Economics V. G. Vaze College of Arts, Science and Commerce


Scottish School Campion School Cathedral and John Connon School Dhirubhai Ambani International School Dr. Antonio Da Silva High School Jamnabai Narsee School Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan King George High School, Dadar(E) St. Theresa's Boys High School

Institutes for Science & Learning

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
(TIFR) Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
(BARC) Nehru Planetarium Nehru Science Centre Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CBS)


Mayor Police Commissioner Municipal Commissioner Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation Mumbai
Police Wards Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Demographics Water sources Bombay
High Court Sheriff


Marathi Mumbaiya/Bombaiya/Bambaiya Dabbawalas Mumbaikar Street food Vada pav Bhelpuri Sevpuri Dahi puri Panipuri Ragda pattice Cultural centres Cinemas Kala Ghoda
Kala Ghoda
festival Mumbai
Marathon Tourist attractions Little Bombay, Jersey City, USA

Religion in Mumbai

Jainism in Mumbai Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bombay History of the Jews in Mumbai List of churches in Mumbai Anglican Diocese of Bombay Mumbai
Orthodox Diocese

Other topics

High Kamathipura Dharavi People from Mumbai

Category Commons Mumbai

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Tourist attractions in Mumbai


Elephanta Caves Kanheri Caves Worli
Fort Mahim Fort


Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus BMC Headquarters Hutatma Chowk Worli
Fort David Sassoon Library Gateway of India Rajabai Tower Mount Mary's Church Bombay
High Court Ballard Bunder Gatehouse South Mumbai St. Thomas Cathedral


Aksa Beach Dadar
Chowpatty Girgaum Chowpatty Juhu Beach Kalamb Beach Madh Island Marvé Beach Powai Lake Versova

Places of worship

Babulnath Haji Ali Jama Masjid Mahalaxmi Temple Cathedral of the Holy Name, Mumbai Mahim Church Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount, Bandra Shrine Of Don Bosco's Madonna ,Matunga St Peter's Church,Bandra St. Andrew's Church, Mumbai,Bandra,Mumbai Portuguese Church (Mumbai) Mumba Devi Mandir Siddhivinayak Temple Shitala
Devi Temple Swaminarayan Mandir Walkeshwar Temple


National Centre for the Performing Arts Experimental Theatre (NCPA) Jehangir Art Gallery Taraporewala Aquarium Asiatic Society of Mumbai Marine Drive Royal Opera House Regal Cinema Eros Cinema Metro Adlabs Nehru Science Centre Film City Capitol Cinema Liberty Cinema


Marine Drive Fashion Street Linking Road Nepean Sea Road Breach Candy Bandstand Promenade Worli
Seaface Bandra- Worli
Sea Link Carter Road Promenade


Western Suburbs Nariman Point Malabar Hill Kala Ghoda Colaba Bandra
Kurla Complex


Chor Bazaar Fashion Street Colaba
Causeway Lamington Road Linking Road


Stock Exchange Hutatma Chowk David Sassoon Library Taj Mahal Palace & Tower Nehru Planetarium India
Government Mint

Parks, zoos and stadia

Bandra Kurla Complex
Bandra Kurla Complex
Ground Brabourne Stadium Cross Maidan Essel World Gowalia Tank Hanging Gardens Horniman Circle Gardens Jijamata Udyaan Kamala Nehru Park Mahalaxmi Racecourse Middle Income Group Club Ground Sanjay Gandhi National Park Shivaji Park Wankhede Stadium


INS Vikrant Prince of Wales Museum Mani Bhavan National Gallery of Modern Art


Bassein Fort Belapur Fort Bombay
Castle Castella de Aguada Dongri Fort Fort George Madh Fort Mahim Fort Mazagon Fort Riwa Fort Sewri Fort Sion Hillock Fort Worli

Restaurants & Bars

Café Mondegar