Section 31 in The Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014

Title: High Court of Andhra Pradesh.

Description: (1) Subject to the provisions of section 30, there shall be a separate High Court for the State of Andhra Pradesh (hereinafter referred to as the High Court of Andhra Pradesh) and the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad shall become the High Court for the State of Telangana (hereinafter referred to as the High Court at Hyderabad). (2) The principal seat of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh shall be at such place as the President may, by notified order, appoint. (3) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (2), the Judges and division courts of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh may sit at such other place or places in the State of Andhra Pradesh other than its principal seat as the Chief Justice may, with the approval of the Governor of Andhra Pradesh, appoint.

Title: Judges of Andhra Pradesh High Court.

Description: (1) Such of the Judges of the High Court at Hyderabad holding office immediately before the date of establishment of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh as may be determined by the President, shall, from that date cease to be Judges of the High Court at Hyderabad and become, Judges of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh. (2) The persons who by virtue of sub-section (1) become Judges of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh shall, except in the case where any such person is appointed to be the Chief Justice of that High Court, rank in that Court according to the priority of their respective appointments as Judges of the High Court at Hyderabad.

Title: Jurisdiction of Andhra Pradesh High Court.

Description: The High Court of Andhra Pradesh shall have, in respect of any part of the territories included in the State of Andhra Pradesh, all such jurisdiction, powers and authority as, under the law in force immediately before the date referred to in sub-section (1) of section 30, are exercisable in respect of that part of the said territories by the High Court at Hyderabad.

Title: Special provision relating to Bar Council and advocates.

Description: (1) On and from the date referred to in sub-section (1) of section 30, in the Advocates Act, 1961 (25 of 1961), in section 3, in sub-section (1), in clause (a), for the words "Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh", the words "Rajasthan, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh" shall be substituted. (2) Any person who immediately before the date referred to in sub-section (1) of section 30 is an advocate on the roll of the Bar Council of the existing State of Andhra Pradesh and practising as an advocate in the High Court at Hyderabad, may give his option in writing, within one year from that date to the Bar Council of such existing State, to transfer his name on the roll of the Bar Council of Telangana and notwithstanding anything contained in the Advocates Act, 1961 (25 of 1961) and the rules made thereunder, on such option so given his name shall be deemed to have been transferred on the roll of the Bar Council of Telangana with effect from the date of the option so given for the purposes of the said Act, and the rules made thereunder. (3) The persons other than the advocates who are entitled immediately before the date referred to in sub-section (1) of section 30, to practise in the High Court at Hyderabad or any subordinate court thereof shall, on and after that date, be recognised as such persons entitled also to practise in the High Court of Andhra Pradesh or any subordinate court thereof, as the case may be. (4) The right of audience in the High Court of Andhra Pradesh shall be regulated in accordance with the like principles as immediately before the date referred to in sub-section (1) of section 30, are in force with respect to the right of audience in the High Court at Hyderabad.

Title: Practice and procedure in Andhra Pradesh High Court.

Description: Subject to the provisions of this Part, the law in force immediately before the date referred to in sub-section (1) of section 30 with respect to practice and procedure in the High Court at Hyderabad shall, with the necessary modifications, apply in relation to the High Court of Andhra Pradesh, and accordingly, the High Court of Andhra Pradesh shall have all such powers to make rules and orders with respect to practice and procedure as are immediately before that date exercisable by the High Court at Hyderabad: Provided that any rules or orders which are in force immediately before the date referred to in subsection (1) of section 30 with respect to practice and procedure in the High Court at Hyderabad shall, until varied or revoked by rules or orders made by the High Court of Andhra Pradesh, apply with the necessary modifications in relation to practice and procedure in the High Court of Andhra Pradesh as if made by that Court.

PART 4 HIGH COURT