Describe the composition of the High Court. Explain the qualifications, tenure and the method of removal of the High Court judges.


Composition: The High Court consists of a Chief Justice and some other judges. The number of judges varies from state to state, depending on its size and population. The Chief Justice of a High Court is appointed by the President of India in consultation with the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and the Governor of the concerned state. Similarly, the other judges are also appointed by the President on the advice of the Chief Justice of India, the Governor of State and the Chief Justice of the High Court of the concerned state.

Qualifications: Any citizen of India who has been an advocate in one or more High Courts for at least 10 years or holder of a judicial office in Subordinate Courts for a period of 10 years, is eligible for appointment as judge in a High Court.

Tenure: A judge may continue to remain in office till the attainment of 62 years of age.

Removal: The judges of the High Court can be removed from office by the President of India in the same manner as the judges of the Supreme Court through impeachment.