Kerala High Court is the highest court in Kerala State and in the Lakshadweep. The High Court Of Kerala is headquartered at Kochi. The High Court is empowered with original, appellate and revisional jurisdiction in civil as well as criminal matters, The High Court Of Kerala Ernakulam has the superintendence and visitorial jurisdiction over all courts and tribunals of inferior jurisdiction covered under its territorial jurisdiction. At present, the sanctioned Judge strength of the High Court Of Kerala is 27 Permanent Judges including the Chief Justice and 12 Additional Judges. Depending on the importance and nature of the question to be adjudicated, the judges sit as Single (one judge), Division (two judges), Full (three judges) or such other benches of larger strengths.