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Allahabad High Court celebrates 150th foundation year

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Allahabad High Court established in 1866 celebrates its 150th Foundation Day on 14th March 2016.

  • President Pranab Mukherjee was the Chief Guest of the celebrations. Chief Justice of India (CJI) TS Thakur and Union Law Minister DV Sadananda Gowda attended the function as well.

Allahabad High Court

Key Points:

  • CJI Justice Thakur inaugurated the dedicated digitization centre of the High court.
  • Reserve bank of India (RBI) also released a 10 rupees coin.
  • Postal department released a postage stamp and a Souvenir of the High court.


  • It had replaced the old Sadr Diwani Adalat when it was known as the High Court of Judicature for the North-Western Provinces and was renamed as Allahabad High Court in 1919.
  • It is one of the first high courts to be established in India.
  • It is fourth-oldest High Court in India after Calcutta, Madras and Bombay established under Indian High Courts Act 1861.
  • Today, it is the highest judicial body of Uttar Pradesh and it has also a bench in Lucknow.