Modi Government decided to change the name of three High Courts as per their city names.
The three high courts includes Bombay high court, Madras high court and Calcutta High Court. Government changes the name of three high courts as the courts were named under the Indian High Court Act of 1861.
Rename of The Bombay high court as Mumbai high court, Madras high court as Chennai high court and Calcutta high court as Kolkata high court.
Two decades ago the the name of city Madras became Chennai, Bombay became Mumbai in the 1990s and Calcutta became Kolkata in 2001.
After reshuffling of Narendra Modi’s cabinet today, Telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad addressing the media on 5th July 2016 said ,” From now on Calcutta High Court will be known as Kolkata High Court, Bombay High Court as Mumbai High Court and Madras High Court as Chennai High Court.”