The state high court is situated in the capital and was established in the year 1971 under the state of Himachal Pradesh Act, 1970. The court has maximum sanctioned judge strength of nine and it also includes chief justice. One can find their case status online and the list of orders at http://hphighcourt.nic.in/ . This step to make the cases online is a big step and it saves the time of the people. Earlier they have to travel from remote areas to the court but now they can have the access to the proceedings in the court. The connection of information technology has revolutionized the world of law today.
History of the court
Before the establishment of the different bodies in the state, the state was ruled over by the Wazirs and whatever they decided was the law. Therefore, with the passage of time it was thought that there must be some body of government which may see all such issues. Henceforth, the court was made and its working started fluently. Although the court of judicial commissioner came into being on August 15, 1948 followed by two other courts of District and sessional Judges. In the year 1966, Delhi High Court Act was enacted and with effect from May first, the central government of India extended its jurisdiction. This made the earlier Court of judicial commissioner to Himachali Bench of Delhi High Court at Shimla itself. Revenswood is the name of old High Court building where the initial years of the court started. The state of Himachal Pradesh attained the Statehood in 1971. It established its very own High Court whose headquarters were at Revenswood in Shimla. At that time it was having two Hon'ble judges and one Hon'ble Chief justice. Hon'ble Mr. Justice M.H> Beg was the first Chief Justice of the High Court of Himachal Pradesh. Other two Hon'ble judges were Mr. justice D.B. Lal and Mr. Justice C.R. Thakur. For further details and checking your case status do visit the website mentioned above.