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     At a Glance  

     Ranchi, the West-Central position of the Chota Nagpur Division, is situated at a height of 2,128 feet above Sea-level, and is the administrative Headquarters of our Jharkhand State.

     The District Court was established in the year 1861 and the first District Judge was major W.H.Oakes.

     The present building of Civil Courts, Ranchi was established in the year 1952. It has five sub-buildings as Main Judicial Commissioner Building, CBI Fodder Scam Building, Fast Track Court Building, Magistrate Building and Centralised Filing System Bulding.

     Civil Courts, Ranchi is under the Jurisdiction of Jharkhand High Court w.e.f 15 November, 2000 having 52 Courts including JC Court, Family Court, MVAct Court, AJC Court, Sub Judge Court, CJM Court, SDJM Court, Munsif & Adln Munsif Court, JM Court.

     Khunti Civil Courts, a Sub-Division under the Judgeship of Civil Courts, Ranchi is running with 7 Courts including AJC Court, ACJM Court, SDJM Court, Munsif Court & JM Court.

     There is a Video Conferencing Studio in the Main Judicial Commissioner Building which is used for Video Conferencing. It is connected with the Birsa Munda Central Jail, Hotwar, Ranchi and the prisoners are produced before the Judges of the Civil Courts through Video Conference. At present J.C., C.J.M., A.C.J.M., S.D.J.M. and all Judicial Magistrates of the First Class conduct some of the court affairs like remand, daily production etc. through Video Conference. This system was inaugurated in the presence of Hon’ble Mr. Justice S.J. Mukhopadhaya, the Acting Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court, Ranchi by Hon’ble Mr. Justice M.Y. Eqbal of Jharkhand High Court, Ranchi on 7th January, 2005.

     Now our Civil Courts, Ranchi has a well equipped Computer Cell with a network of more than 100 systems connected to centralized Server. Individual Court wise cases are being entered on regular basis and are in the process to generate daily Cause List with the help of systems and provide related information on Internet which anyone will be able to access from any location. The Computer Cell was inaugurated by Hon’ble Mr. Justice S.J. Mukhopadhaya, the Acting Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court, Ranchi on Saturday, 1st of July, 2006.

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