Meghalaya High Court

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Meghalaya High Court
मेघालय उच्च न्यायालय
Established23 March 2013
LocationShillong, Meghalaya
Composition methodPresidential with confirmation of Chief Justice of India and Governor of respective state.
Authorized byConstitution of India
Appeals toSupreme Court of India
Judge term lengthTill 62 years of age
Number of positions3
Chief Justice
CurrentlyMohammad Rafiq
Since13 November 2019

The Meghalaya High Court is the High Court of the state of Meghalaya.[1] It was established in March 2013, after making suitable amendments in the Constitution of India and North-Eastern Areas (Re-organisation) Act of 1971. Earlier, a bench of the Gauhati High Court had jurisdiction over the state of Meghalaya. The seat of the High Court is at Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya. The strength of judges as for this High Court is 3 permanent judges including the Hon'ble Chief Justice and 2 Hon'ble Judges.

The current Chief Justice is the Hon'ble Justice Mohammad Rafiq who took oath as Chief Justice on 13 November 2019.[2]

The present Registrar General of the High Court of Meghalaya is Mrs. Belma Mawrie, a judicial officer of the state.

List of Chief Justices[edit]

# Chief Justice Tenure
Start End
1 T. Meena Kumari 23 March 2013 3 August 2013
2 Prafulla C. Pant 20 September 2013 12 August 2014
3 Uma Nath Singh 19 March 2015 14 January 2016
4 Dinesh Maheshwari 24 February 2016 12 February 2018
5 Tarun Agarwala 12 February 2018 2 March 2018
6 Mohammad Yaqoob Mir 21 May 2018 27 May 2019
7 Ajay Kumar Mittal 28 May 2019 2 November 2019
Acting Hamarsan Singh Thangkhiew 3 November 2019 12 November 2019
8 Mohammad Rafiq 13 November 2019 Incumbent


  1. ^ "New Chief Justices for Manipur, Meghalaya & Tripura high courts". Times of India. 24 March 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Chief Justice and Judges profile". High Court of Meghalaya. Retrieved 27 December 2016.

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