The Allahabad High Court is a source of judicial authority also referred to as the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad. The Allahabad High Court is based out of and provides for the legal needs of Uttar Pradesh, a state of India.
In the history of the country as a whole, the Allahabad High Court is noted as being one of the earliest high courts to have been founded in the wake of India’s independence from the British Empire. As such, the Allahabad High Court has existed since 1950. Moreover, the membership of the bench of the Allahabad High Court can consist of up to 160 judges, which represents the greatest possible size for an Indian court.
In terms of the history of the institution of the Allahabad High Court, this body of judges can be dated back to a predecessor court which existed under the British Regime, which was created in 1866. The most recent change enacted to the powers of the Allahabad High Court was a slight loss of jurisdiction, when a section of the state of Uttar Pradesh was converted into a new state of its own, that of Uttaranchal.
As of 2010, Chief Justice Ferdino Inacio Rebello had been appointed to administer the Allahabad High Court, a post which he took possession of in June of that year. The Allahabad High Court is based out of the primary location of the city of that name, but also maintains offices in the state capital of Lucknow.