Separate High Courts Process of Bifurcation

Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are set to have separate high courts by January, 2019.

This is in line with the Supreme Court order issued to the centre to bifurcate the common Hyderabad high court for both the States.

Notification for this purpose was issued by the President quoting Article 214 of the Constitution, which provides that there shall be a High Court for each State.

The President was conferred power under the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014 to constitute separate high court for both States.

The principal seat of the Andhra Pradesh High Court is Amaravati, the capital of the State.

The High Court in Hyderabad will function separately as the High Court of the State of Telangana.

With the creation of the new high court, the country now has 25 high courts.

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