The High Court of Madras, which is considered among one of the three High Courts of India, was set up by Majesty Queen Victoria. It has date inscribed as June 26th 1862 and is considered the highest court in Tamil Nadu. It exercises jurisdiction all over Madras and whole state of Tamil Nadu. The Chief Justice is the governing head of this court have powers of administration of justice all over the state. The chief justice is also the in charge of the ordinary policy, which is followed in the administration of justice. Apart from the Chief Justice, there are nearly fifty two honorable judges in the High Court of Madras. The administration of justice in the Criminal and Civil Courts in the districts are carried out by the judicial officers. In Madras, the civil courts are made under the power of Madras City Civil Court Act with a registrar, assistant judges, additional judges and a principal judge with functions of administration. Mahalir Neethimandram, Special Court under TNPID Act, Special Court under EC and NDPS Act, State Transport Appellate Tribunal, Industrial Tribunal, Labour Court, and Court of Small Causes are also the courts, which function in Chennai. Criminal courts are made with Metropolitan Magistrates and Chief Metropolitan Magistrate. As far as Madras High Court case status is concerned, it is a system of information, which is designed to make information available on disposed and pending cases of High Court of Chennai on Internet for the convenience of judges, public litigant and advocates of lower courts.
The function of the High Court, including both of administrative as well as judicial in view of magnitude and a variety of the subject needs help and co-operation of staff as well as gazetted officers. The Registrar is the principal gazetted officer. He is the only person, who exercises control and supervision over the setting up of the High Court on the appellate and original sides. The functions of Registrar are chiefly supervisory and administrative while functions of judiciary have been given to other officers. The registrar of a management, the registrar of vigilance, registrar of judiciary and the registrar of administration help in the administration of the work. The registrar general as well as registrars examines the files on all the matters of administration, which is propagated to honorable judges as well as chief justice. The written notes in the files related to matters of administration, which are propagated to honorable judges for judges are carefully examined before being passed by them. They also organize the meetings of the judges under the authority of Chief justice for taking decision in all pertinent matters. The pieces of information of High court of madras case status are obtained from the extensive databases constituted in the High Court of Madras by NIC and upheld by the Registry of High Court of Chennai. The cases are liable to be retrieved by means of details of lower court, name of advocate, Title concerning respondent or petitioner and case number. Although the state of Madras was rechristened as Tamil Nadu and the city as Chennai, but the High Court of Madras has not altered its name and retains the same name.