Polity Study Material: High Courts

High Courts

Appointment of Judges: A judge of the High Court is appointed by the President by warrant under his hand and seal after consultation with the Chief Justice of India, the Governor of the State, and in the case of appointment of a judge other than Chief Justice, the Chief Justice of the High Court concerned. Provision has also been made for the attendance of the retired judges at sittings of the High Courts. Qualifications: A person cannot be appointed a judge of a High Court unless:

  1. he is a citizen of India

  2. has for at least ten years held a judicial office in the territory of India

  3. has for at least ten years been the advocate of a High Court or of two or more such Courts in succession.

Conditions of Services

A judge of a High Court holds office until he attains the age of 62 years. He may be removed from his office in the same manner in which a judge of the Supreme Court is removed (discllssed earlier). Every judge is entitled to such allowances and to such rights in respect oC leave and pension as may from time to time be determined by the Parliamentary enactment. His allowances and other rights are not to be varied to his disadvantage after the appointment.