The Himachal Pradesh High Court is the High Court of the state of Himachal Pradesh. The Himachal Pradesh was born as a result of integration of tweenty six Shimla and four Punjab hill States into a Centrally Administered Area on April 15, 1948. The Central Government promulgated the Himachal Pradesh (Courts) Order, 1948 on 15 August 1948. As per Paragraph 3 of this Order, the Court of Judicial Commissioner was established for Himachal Pradesh and the Court was housed at "Harvingtan" (Kelston area, Bharari, Shimla). It was vested with the powers of a High Court under the Judicial Commissioner's Court Act, 1950. The Court of Judicial commissioner started functioning on August 15, 1948. The Punjab High Court rules and orders with suitable amendments were made applicable.