JAMUI district came into existence on 21st of February 1991 after being carved out from the district of Munger. Since 1889 Jamui has been sub-division of Munger.
Historically, Jamui has been an important place in Bihar. Even in prehistoric times, this place was supposed to be significant especially during
Mahabharata period where it has been mentioned in epic, thatGridhravat (modern Giddhur of Jamui) was a famous site for Lord Shiva Worship.
There are different views regarding the original word from which the name Jamui had been derived. The Jain Literature propose words likeJambhiyagram,Jambubani etc, as the root-word. Thus his place was also famous during the time of Lord Mahavira attained the divineknowledge.The place like Kshetriya Kund Gram and Lachcuar etc support this belief.Beore 12th Century , Jamui was under the rule of Gupta, Pala and Nigoria rulers. But this place has got prominence during the 13th century,when the Chandelas established their rule.
HISTORY OF JAMUI JUDGESHIP
Jamui judgeship came in existence on the 19th march 2005 inaugurated by Hon'ble Mr. Justice Nagendra Rai, the then Acting Chief Justice of High Courts Patna.
Sri Rajesh Kumar took over the charge of first District and Sessions judge of this judgeship on 19th march 2005.
Court building and Residential accommodation
The buildings are divided in two part, eastern complex and western complex, all together there are nine blocks, out of which two blocks were constructed for hazat purpose, one block is for forms and stationery articles. Out of which one block is very old known as Munsif court and is maintaining as heritage Court, at present court ofMunsif is running in that block. One block is for fast track court in which 5 fast track courts are running.
Residential accommodation for judicial officers
There are 15 nos. of quarters for judicial Officers including residential office of the district judge at Jamui.
Family court was established here with effect from 16.10.06. Which is functioning in the D.J's court building Sri Sunil Dut Mishra an Officer of the rank of District judge is the Principle Judge of that Court.