Saturday, March 12th, 2016

Allahabad High Court’s 150th birthday

Narada Desk | March 12, 2016 1:22 pm Print

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Allahabad High Court is celebrating 150 years of its existence.

It was originally founded as the High Court of Judicature for the North-Western provinces at Agra on 17 March 1866 by the Indian High Courts Act 1861 replacing the old Sadr Diwani Adalat. Sir Walter Morgan, Barrister-at-law and Mr. Simpson were appointed the first Chief Justice and the first Registrar respectively of the High Court of North-Western Provinces.

Chief Justice of India, Justice TS Thakur will inaugurate a newly built Centre for Information Technology at Allahabad High Court this evening. The Information Technology Centre is the first among high courts in India, which is fully dedicated for digitization of high court records and decided cases in last 150 years.

The main function of 150 years of Allahabad High Court will be held tomorrow at the High Court premises. President Pranab Mukherjee will be the Chief Guest to inaugurate year-long functions of Allahabad High Court.