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DISTRICT JUDGESHIP OF COOCH BEHAR

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 1. District Name:                                                   Cooch Behar

 2. Sub-divisions including Sadar:                 -- Sadar, Cooch Behar

                                                                            -- Tufanganj

                                                                            -- Dinhata

                                                                            -- Mathabhanga

                                                                            -- Mekhliganj

 3. Area in Sq. KM of the district as a whole and its different sub-divisions:

           The Area of District as a whole             –   3,387 Sq. KM.

 4. Population (total as well as Sub-Divisions)

            Total Population of the District - 24,79,155

 

5. Literacy rate of males & females (total as well as sub-division-wise):

        Cooch Behar District as a whole :     Male            Female         Total

                                                                        8,16,196         5,70,769      13,86,965

Male

Female

Total

Sadar

81.2%

63.8%

72.8%

Dinhata

73.3%

54.2%

64.0%

Tufanganj

76.2%

57.0%

66.8%

Mathabhanga

73.6%

51.1%

62.7%

Mekhliganj

72.7%

49.7%

61.6%

 

 6. Police Stations (total as well as sub-division-wise ):

 

7. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

 8. The Distance of any of its sub-divisions from Kolkata and mode of transport / communication from Kolkata:       

 

Sadar to Kolkata

695 kms
 

Dinhata to Kolkata

720 kms
 

Tufanganj to Kolkata

715 kms
 

Mathabhanga to Kolkata

700 kms
 

Mekhliganj to Kolkata

641 km

Sadar, Cooch Behar is connected by Rail and Road and Sub-divisions are connected by road from Cooch Behar town

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District Court Information

 9. Number of Courts (total as well as Sub-divisions-wise):

    Total : 27 Courts under the Judgeship of Cooch Behar viz:

 

10. Names of the Judicial Officers and their respective dates of posting in that particular station:

          

       

Sl. No. Name and Designation of the Judicial Officer Date of Posting / if vacant, "Vacant Since" Contact Numbers
Cooch Behar Sadar

1.

Sri Amitabha Chatterjee

District & Sessions Judge, Cooch Behar

04-06-2012

Office:     03582-224827

 Fax No. : 03582-222250

2.

Sri Atanu Roy

Additional District & Sessions Judge (NDPS), Cooch Behar

 

05.06.2013

 

3.

Sri Biswanath De

Judge, Special Court (ECA) - cum - Additional District & Sessions Judge, Cooch Behar

30-04-2012

 

4.

Sri Somnath Bandyopadhyay

Additional District & Sessions Judge, Cooch Behar (Newly created)

23-08-2012  

5.

Sri Santanu Mukhopadhyay,

Additional District & Sessions Judge, Cooch Behar, Fast Track Court, Cooch Behar

 

 

6.

Sri Srikumar Goswami

Civil Judge (Sr. Div.), Sadar, Cooch Behar

10.07.2013

 

7.

Sri Dinanath Prasad

Chief Judicial Magistrate, Cooch Behar

   

8.

Smt. Jayasree Dey

Civil Judge (Jr. Div.), Sadar

 

 

9. 

Sri Amir Lohar

Civil Judge (Jr. Div.), Additional Court, Cooch Behar, Sadar

04.01.2013

 

10.

Sri Chandan Pramanik

Judicial Magistrate, 1st Court, Sadar

03.01.2013

 

11.

Sri Nirmam Thapa

Judicial Magistrate, 2nd Court, Sadar , Cooch Behar)

   

12.

Sri Abhijit Pakhrin

Judicial Magistrate, 3rd Court, Sadar, Cooch Behar

07.01.2013

 
Dinhata Sub-division

1.

Sri Sankar Mani Tripathi

Additional District & Sessions Judge,  Dinhata

(FTC Officer on Adhoc basis)

10.04.2013

 

2.

Sri Somenath Bhattacharyya

ACJM, Dinhata

19.01.2012

 

3.

Sri Hindol Roy

ACJM, 2nd Court, Dinhata

 

 

4.

Sri Madan Mohan Mishra

Civil Judge (Sr. Div.), Dinhata

22-12-2011

 

5.

Sri Sanjoy Naskar

Civil Judge (Jr. Div.) - cum - JM, Dinhata

   
6.

Sri Uttam Das

Judicial Magistrate, Dinhata

30.11.2012

 
Tufanganj Sub-division

1.

Sri Sukhendu Das

ADJ, Tufanganj

24.06.2013

 

2.

SriBiswajyoti Chatterjee

ACJM, Tufanganj

03.09.2012

 

3.

Sri Debasis Barman

Civil Judge (Jr. Div.) - cum - JM, Tufanganj

30-01-2012

(in-charge)

 
Mathabhanga Sub-division

1.

Sri Muktipada Manfal

Additional District and Sessions Judge,  Mathabhanga

F TC Officer on Adhoc basis,

01.04.2013

 

2.

Sri Fatik Chandra Mondal

ACJM, Mathabhanga

 

 

3.

Smt. Parijat Kumar

Civil Judge (Jr. Div.) (r.C.)- cum - JM, Mathabhanga

05-01-2012

 
Mekhliganj Sub-division

1.

Smt. Mukulika Singha

ACJM, Mekhliganj

 

 

2.

Sri Kaushik Kundu

Civil Judge (Jr. Div.) - cum - JM, Mekhliganj

 

 

   

 

11. Particulars about the court building (sub-division wise)

 

Name of Sub-Division Name of the building Remarks
Sadar, Cooch Behar
  1. District & Sessions Judge, Cooch Behar

  2. Additional District & Sessions Judge, Cooch Behar

  3. Judge, Special Court & Addl. District & Sessions Judge, Cooch Behar

  4. Additional District & Sessions Judge, Cooch Behar (New Created)

  5. Addl. District & Sessions Judge, 1st Fast Track Court, Cooch Behar

  6. Additional District and Sessions Judge, 2nd Fast Track Court, Cooch Behar

  7. Additional District and Sessions Judge, 3rd Fast Track Court, Cooch Behar

  8. Civil Judge (Senior Divn.), Sadar, Cooch Behar

  9. Chief Judicial Magistrate, Cooch Behar

  10. Principal Magistrate, J.J. Board, Cooch Behar

  11. Civil Judge (Junior Divn.), Sadar

  12. Civil Judge (Junior Divn.), Addl. Court, Sadar, Cooch Behar

  13. Judicial Magistrate, 1st Court, Sadar

  14. Judicial Magistrate, 2nd Court, Sadar

  15. Judicial Magistrate, 3rd Court, Sadar

Out of 15 courts at Sadar 14 Courts situated in the District Judge’s Court building, Sagardighi, Cooch Behar which was inaugurated on 06-08-1982 and one Court namely Juvenile Justice Board situated in a separate building and the same building was inaugurated on 20-11-2000

Dinhata Sub-division
  1. Additional District and Sessions Judge, 1st Fast Track Court, Dinhata

  2. Additional District and Sessions Judge, 2nd Fast Track Court, Dinhata

  3. Civil Judge (Senior Divn.), Dinhata

  4. A.C.J.M., Dinhata

  5. Civil Judge (Junior Division)-cum- J.M., Dinhata

Out of 5 courts at Dinhata sub-division 2 Courts situated in the old court building and the date of inauguration of that building is not available and other 3 courts situated in the new court building and this building was inaugurated on 19-02-2004

Tufanganj Sub-Division
  1. A.C.J.M., Tufanganj

  2. Civil Judge (Junior Division) – cum – J.M., Tufanganj

 

2 courts at Tufanganj sub-division situated in a old court building and the date of inauguration of that building is not available and construction of a new court building is going on.

Mathabhanga Sub-Division
  1. Additional District and Sessions Judge, 1st Fast Track Court, Mathabhanga

  2. A.C.J.M., Mathabhanga

  3. Civil Judge (Junior Division)-cum-J.M., Mathabhanga

3 courts at Mathabhanga sub-division situated in a old court building and the date of inauguration of that building is not available.

Mekhliganj Sub-Division
  1. A.C.J.M., Mekhliganj

  2. Civil Judge (Junior Division)-cum-J.M., Mekhliganj

2 courts at Mekhliganj sub-division situated in a old court building and the date of inauguration of that building is not available.

Old court buildings were inaugurated before 1974 and all the documents has been gutted by fire in the year 1974.

 

 

12. Names of different Offices of the Court:

 

Name of Sub Division Office  Details
Cooch Behar Sadar

Office of the District Judge, Cooch-Behar:

(a) English Department (b) Vernacular Deptt, (c) Accounts Department, (d) Nezarat Department, Copying Department, Forms & Stationary Department and Office of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Civil Judge (Senior Divn) and Civil Judge (Junior Division) housed in the District Judge’s Court Building, Cooch-Behar. Office of the Juvenile Justice Board situated in another building. There is a separate Record Room situated in the District Judge’s Court complex.

Dinhata Sub-division Office of the A.C.J.M., Dinhata and Civil Judge (Junior Division)-cum-J.M., Dinhata situated in the old court building and office of the Civil Judge (Senior Division) situated in the new court building at Dinhata sub-division.
Tufanganj Sub-division Office of the Civil Judge (Junior Division)-cum-J.M., Tufanganj situated in the old court building and Office of the A.C.J.M., Tufanganj situated in a room of S.D.O. Office, Tufanganj which is provided by the S.D.O., Tufanganj due to insufficient accommodation in our court building. A new court building is under const
Mathabhanga Sub-division Office of the A.C.J.M., Mathabhanga and Civil Judge (Junior Division)-cum-J.M., Mathabhanga situated in the old court building at Mathabhanga sub-division.
Mekhliganj Sub-division Office of the A.C.J.M., Mekhliganj and Civil Judge (Junior Division)-cum-J.M., Mekhliganj situated in the old court building at Mekhliganj sub-division.

 

 

13. Particulars about accommodation for the Judicial Officers in a particular station (sub-division wise)

 

Name of Sub Division Accommodation of Judicial Officers
Cooch Behar Sadar There are 04 housing complex in the district head quarters for accommodation of the Judicial Officers of Sadar viz.: (a) Parijat Villa (meant for accommodation of the District Judge, Cooch-Behar) (b) Archies (consisting 02 flats meant for accommodation of two Judicial Officers of Sadar) (c) Diganta (consisting 06 flats meant for accommodation of two Judicial Officers of Sadar (d) Kamala Kutir is now in dilapidated condition and declared abandoned by the P.W. Department. A proposal for construction a three storied building consisting 06 flats on that land for accommodation of the Judicial Officers of Sadar, Cooch-Behar the proposal lying pending before the Government.

Besides, 06 (six) Judicial Officers of Sadar, Cooch-Behar are residing in the Government Housing Complex (Rajbari Housing Complex) at Sadar, Cooch-Behar.

Dinhata Sub-division In respect of Dinhata Sub-division 02 Judicial Officers are residing in the departmental quarters and other 03 officers residing in rented house at Dinhata. A proposal has been sent for construction of 03 residential quarters for three Judicial Officers of Dinhata sub-division. It may be stated here that a piece of land for construction of residential quarters at Dinhata has already been acquired.
Tufanganj Sub-division In respect of Tufanganj Sub-division 02 Judicial Officers are residing in the departmental quarters.
Mathabhanga Sub-division In respect of Mathabhanga Sub-division out of 03 Judicial Officers one Judicial Officer is residing in the departmental quarters and another two Judicial Officers are residing in rented house at Mathabhanga. It may be stated here that the departmental quarter meant for the A.C.J.M., Mathabhanga is required through repair. Proposal has been sent to the Government for approval.

 

 

14. Sanctioned strength and number of vacant posts of different categories of staff

     

Category-wise statement in respect of the total number of sanctioned strength, working strength and vacancy of the

employees under the Judgeship of Cooch-Behar as on 01-05-2012

Details of Judicial Officers / Staff

Sanctioned strength

Working Strength

Vacancy

Selection Grade 03 03 Nil
Group – B
Upper Division Assistant 66 66 Nil
English Stenographer 16 07 09
Bengali Stenographer 10 07 03
Bengali Translator 05 01 04
Total of Group –(B) 100 83 17
Group – C
Lower Division Assistant 67 32 35
Bengali Typist 04 02 02
English Typist-Copyist 12 09 03
Total of Group – (C) 83 43 40
Group D
Office Peon 78 55 23
Night Guard 09 06 03
Process Server 10 08 02
Sweeper 07 04 03
Sweeper-cum-Night Guard 01 01 Nil
Total of Group – (D) 105 74 31
Staff of Fast Track Courts (on purely Temporary and contract basis)
Peshkar 06 03 03
Steno Typist 06 02 04
Peon 06 03 03
Total of Fast Track Courts 18 08 10
Staff of D.L.S.A.
Upper Division Assistant 01 Nil 01
Lower Division Assistant 01 Nil 01
Peon 01 Nil 01
Total of D.L.S.A. 03 Nil 03
Grand Total 309 208 101
Contract basis employee 2 2 ---
Group-‘D’ employee paid out of contingencies 9 9 ---

 

 

 

15. Pendency of cases in each court under the Judgeship of Cooch Behar :

 

Sl. No. Name & Designation of the Judicial Officer Civil Cases Criminal Cases Total

Cooch Behar, Sadar

1 District Judge, Cooch Behar 377 359 736
2 Addl. Dist. & Session Judge, Cooch Behar 174 253 447
3 Judge, Spl.-cum-A.D.J., Cooch Behar 83 383 466
4 Addl. Dist. & Sess. Judge, Cooch Behar 118 94 212
5 Addl. Dist. & Sess. Judge 1st FTC, Cooch Behar 98 98 196
6 Addl. Dist. & Sess. Judge 2nd FTC, Cooch Behar 64 87 151
7 Addl. Dist. & Sess. Judge 3rd FTC, Cooch Behar 47 88 135
8 Civil Judge (Sr. Divn.)-cum-Asstt. S.J. Cooch Behar 462 41 503
9 Civil Judge (Jr. Divn.), Sadar, Cooch Behar 234 - 234
10 Civil Judge (Jr. Divn.), Addl. Court, Cooch Behar 53 - 53
11 Chief Judicial Magistrate, Cooch Behar - 886 886
12 Judicial Magistrate 1st Court, Sadar, Cooch Behar - 755 755
13 Judicial Magistrate 2nd Court, Sadar, Cooch Behar - 863 863
14 Judicial Magistrate 3rd Court, Sadar, Cooch Behar - 856 856
15 Principal Magistrate, J.J.B., Cooch Behar - 457 457

Subdivision : Dinhata

1 Addl. Dist. & Sess. Judge-1st FTC. Dinhata - 50 50
2 Addl. Dist. & Sess. Judge-2nd FTC. Dinhata 01 47 48
3 Civil Judge (Sr. Divn.)-cum Asstt. Sess. Judge, Dinhata 122 - 122
4 Addl. Chief Judicial Magistrate, Dinhata - 2649 2649
5 Civil Judge (Jr. Divn.)-cum-J.M., Dinhata 467 2092 2559
Subdivision: Tufanganj
1 Addl. Chief Judicial Magistrate, Tufanganj - 1244 1244
2 Civil Judge (Jr.Divn.)-cum-J.M., Tufanganj 123 1160 1283
       
Subdivision : Mathabhanga
1 Addl. Dist.& Sess. Judge FTC., Mathabhanga 04 162 166
2 Addl. Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mathabhanga - 2312 2312
3 Civil Judge (Jr.Divn.)-cum-J.M., Mathabhanga 237 1503 1740
Subdivision : Mekliganj
1 Addl. Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mekliganj - 729 729
2 Civil Judge (Jr.Divn.)-cum-J.M., Mekliganj 323 729 1052

 

 

16. Particulars about District Legal Services Authority and Sub-Divisional Legal Services Committees

 

Sl. No. Name of the Legal Service Authority / Committee Location Functioning
1 District Legal Services Authority, Cooch Behar Cooch Behar

To provide Legal Aid to the poor and deserving people and also to organise Lok Adalats and Legal Awareness Camps in the respective jurisdiction for publicity of the aims and objects of the Legal services schemes

2 Sub-Divisional Legal Services Committee

Sadar Sub-Division

To provide Legal Aid to the poor and deserving people and also to organise Lok Adalats and Legal Awareness Camps in the respective jurisdiction for publicity of the aims and objects of the Legal services schemes

3 Sub-Divisional Legal Services Committee

Dinhata Sub-Division

To provide Legal Aid to the poor and deserving people and also to organise Lok Adalats and Legal Awareness Camps in the respective jurisdiction for publicity of the aims and objects of the Legal services schemes

4 Sub-Divisional Legal Services Committee

Tufanganj, Sub-Division

To provide Legal Aid to the poor and deserving people and also to organise Lok Adalats and Legal Awareness Camps in the respective jurisdiction for publicity of the aims and objects of the Legal services schemes

5 Sub-Divisional Legal Services Committee

Mathabhanga  Sub-Division

To provide Legal Aid to the poor and deserving people and also to organise Lok Adalats and Legal Awareness Camps in the respective jurisdiction for publicity of the aims and objects of the Legal services schemes

6 Sub-Divisional Legal Services Committee

MekhliganjSub-Division

To provide Legal Aid to the poor and deserving people and also to organise Lok Adalats and Legal Awareness Camps in the respective jurisdiction for publicity of the aims and objects of the Legal services schemes

   

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