Andhra Pradesh High Court, the youngest court in the country, had come to functional in a temporary building in Vijayawada on Tuesday. While the high court in Telangana was just renamed, a new court was born in Andhra Pradesh, fulfilling the bifurcation process. Governor E S L Narasimhan had administered the oath of office to the new chief justice of the high court, Justice Praveen Kumar, while Supreme Court judge Justice N V Ramana inaugurated the temporary court building and court halls.
With the High Court of AP coming to existence, the officials have also divided the judicial staff from the common high court located in Hyderabad. The court will function from the camp office of the chief minister in Vijayawada city for the time being. The government had provided nine court halls in the complex to work till January 5, when the Pongal vacation begins. The State government had spent a few crore of rupees to convert this camp office to the court complex with the room converted into the court halls and judicial chambers. The judges are provided accommodation in the star hotels in the city on a temporary basis.
The high court would further be shifted to Nelapadu village in the capital, where a civil courts complex is being constructed for the capital. The government plans to accommodate the high court here till the permanent court complex is ready. The high court judges have cleared the new high court complex designs and the work is yet to start on that.
Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, who had been sulking on the bifurcation and who had seen conspiracy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to help Opposition leader Jaganmohan Reddy, had welcomed the beginning of the new court. He said that with the bifurcation of the high court, the process of the total bifurcation was completed