Cabinet approves introduction of bill for renaming High Courts


New Delhi, July 5 

The Union Cabinet at its meeting here on Tuesday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the chair approved the introduction of a bill to rename High Courts named after cities they are located in, consequent to cities’ name being changed.

“The High Courts (Alteration of Names) Bill, 2016 will facilitate the changing of the names of Bombay High Court to Mumbai High Court and Madras High Court to Chennai High Court respectively,” said a cabinet communique.

Consequent to the change in the names of these cities, there had been demands for change in the names of these High Courts.

At present, there is no central law under which the proposal for change of names of these High Courts can be addressed and the the proposed legislation is to address this requirement, it said.



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