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Telangana and Andhra Pradesh got their separate high courts as of January 1, 2019, after the chief justices and judges took oath on the day. Last week, an order was issued by President Ram Nath Kovind to set up two separate high courts. On Tuesday, Telangana’s High Court became functional in Hyderabad while that of Andhra Pradesh in Amaravati. Also Read - Postpone NEET PG 2022: Students File Fresh Plea in SC, Say Internship Formality Not Completed

The court is scheduled to be shifted to City Court Complex later in the month. Till then, the court will function in the permanent building inaugurated by Justice Ramana at the old camp office of the Chief Minister. Also Read - Promise of Irrational Freebies Before Polls A 'Serious Issue': Supreme Court Issues Notice to Centre, Election Commission

Justice Chagari Praveen Kumar was sworn in as the acting Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court in Vijayawada on Tuesday morning. E.S.L. Narasimhan, serving as Governor of both states, administered the oath of office to Justice Praveen Kumar and 14 other judges of the High Court at a ceremony held at Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium in Vijayawada. The ceremony was attended by Supreme Court judge Justice N.V. Ramana, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, lawyers and senior officials.

With the enactment of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014, Andhra Pradesh was bifurcated into Andhra Pradesh and Telangana on June 2, 2014. However, both of them have had a common high court at Hyderabad, the capital city of Telangana. Telangana was demanding for a separate high court for nearly four-and-half-years. The country will have 25 high courts with the inauguration of the new high court at Amaravati.

(With Agency inputs)