High Court Bench in IndoreIndore is the permanent bench of High Court in Madhya Pradesh. With the high court situated at Jabalpur, the two cities of Indore and Gwalior were accorded with the temporary benches of this high court vide order 1st November 1956 of Hon’ble the Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh. It was made the permanent seat of High Court by a Presidential order dated 28th November 1968. Since then, this court has played a significant role in improving the judicial system of the state with several other district, civil, and Sessions courts working under it.
High Court in Indore
High Court IndoreIndore High court Bench is the second largest bench in terms of territorial jurisdiction with 13 revenue districts covered under its ambit. The whole region of Western Madhya Pradesh covering Nimar and Malwa comes under the jurisdiction of this court with districts including Alirajpur, Barwani, Dewas, Dhar, Indore, Jhabua, Mandsaur, Neemuch, Ratlam, Rajgarh, Shajapur, Ujjain, and Khargone districts.
History of High Court IndoreWhen Mandsaur Treaty was signed between Holkars and British in 1819, it established British rule firmly in this region as well. Since English under East India Company settled their own judicial system in every province ruled by them in India, they did the same for this Malwa region also. As the cantonment area of Indore was transferred under British territory, it came under their jurisdiction while rest of the region had the judicial practices of Holkars.
The Building of Indore High Court
Later on with the beginning of 20th century, British increased their influence in this region and became advisors to Holkar kings and at that time, the judicial system of this region was highly reinvented. With their consultation, judicial officers were appointed along with Chief Justice. With these developments, law education was also started in this region. The system continued till independence of India when Madhya Bharat came into existence retaining its judiciary.
In 1950, on the Republic Day, constitutional High Court was set up at Indore. There was a requirement of separate place to start the working of this court for which land was asked for and obtained from Maharaja Holkar in 1955. Then President of India, Hon’ble Dr. Rajendra Prasad laid the foundation of this High Court building in which it is still housed. Though in 1956, when state of Madhya Pradesh was constituted, this High Court was transferred to Jabalpur which almost ended the judiciary significance of Indore.
Revival of High Court IndoreAlthough it was held that Indore high court will lose its existence in the wake of shift in judicial system to Jabalpur, many efforts were being made by then Chief justice to retain this court. Finally, it was the efforts made by Hon’ble Late Justice P K Dixit that bench of Indore regained its status and it was declared to be the permanent bench by the President of India. Earlier, in 1959 March, the present building became the Indore bench of High Court and commenced its functioning with four judges whose names were Hon'ble Shri Justice Newaskar, Hon'ble Shri S.B. Sen, Hon'ble Shri Krishnan, and Hon'ble Shri Justice Razzaque.
Term of Judges at High Court IndoreLike other High Courts, in Indore bench also, judges serve their term till the age of 53 years. It was composed with Presidential order in confirmation of Chief Justice of India and Governor of the state. It is an institution authorized by Constitution of India and the decisions made in this court are appealed to Supreme Court of India.
Working Hours at High Court Indore
Monday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Address of High Court IndoreAddress : South Tukoganj, Tukoganj
Indore, Madhya Pradesh 452001
Phone : 0731 252 8555