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Sh. Pune Ram

         Initially studied up to the Primary and High School standard in village Karjan and Haripur, Tehsil Manali, District Kullu (H.P.). After completing B.A. in the Govt. Degree College Kullu, obtained L.L.B. Degree from the Delhi University in the year 1988 and practiced as an Advocate in the District Court Kullu (H.P.) till 29 December 1997. Also nominated as a Member of District Consumer Forum Kullu in the year, 1993 and remained on the same post up till 1997. Thereafter, selected in H. P. Judicial Services in the year 1997 and posted as Sub Judge-cum-JMIC at Court No.2 Dharamshala, Bilaspur, Shimla Court No.3, Anni, Karsog, Rohru and Chopal (H.P.). Thereafter promoted as a Civil Judge (Sr. Division)-cum-Chief Judicial Magistrate on 19th  July, 2006 and was posted as Civil Judge (Sr. Division)-cum-Chief Judicial Magistrate at District Bilaspur (H.P.) w.e.f. 18th October, 2010 till 1-2-2013. Consequently transferred as a Civil Judge (Sr. Division)-cum-Chief Judicial Magistrate to District Kinnaur at Reckong Peo (H.P.) and joined there on 2-2-2013 and served till 24-4-2014 on the same post. Promoted as Addl. District & Sessions Judge on 11-4-2014 and held the same post at Chamba (H.P.) w.e.f. 28-4-2014 to 29.09.2014. Transferred and posted as Special Secretary (Law) to the Government of Himachal Pradesh on 01.10.2014. On transfer, joined as Addl. District & Sessions Judge (Special Judge, CBI), Shimla on 13.07.2015 to 11-5-2016 transferred and posted as Additional District and Sessions Judge-I, Mandi on 13-5-2016 (Afternoon). Hobbies are doing agriculture and horticulture work as well as trekking. 



Sh. Krishan Kumar

Born on 02-12-1963 in Shimla. Did graduation, M.A., L.L.B and P.G.D.P.M. from H.P. University, Shimla. Practiced as a lawyer at Shimla and thereafter, selected as Judicial Officer in the year 1997 batch and first posting as Sub Judge-cum-Judicial Magistrate, was at Dharamshala. Later on, transferred to Sub Judge-cum-J.M.I.C. Paonta Sahib and Chopal to Una. Then transferred to Judicial Academy as Deputy Directory. Transferred to State Legal Authority as Administrative Officer, then transferred Civil Judge (Sr. Division) Sarkaghat to Nurpur, then posted as Chief Judicial Magistrate, Una then transfer Civil Judge (Senior Division)-cum-Chief Judicial Magistrate, Kinnaur at Reckong Peo, District Kinnaur. On transfer, has joined as Civil Judge (Senior Division)-cum-Chief Judicial Magistrate, Hamirpur, District Hamirpur on 9th October, 2015. Now on promotion joined as Additional District and Sessions Judge –II, Mandi on 9th May, 2016.


Sh. Rajesh Chauhan
Studied at D.A.V. Senior Secondary School Chandigarh up to Plus Two, B.A. Hon’s from D.A.V. College Chandigarh, L.L.B. from Punjab University and L.L.M. from Kurukeshtra University.

Remained posted as Judicial Magistrate at District Bilaspur and Hamirpur. Thereafter, posted as Additional Chief Judicial magistrate at Ghumarwin District Bilaspur, Mandi and Una. Thereafter, promoted and posted as Chief Judicial Magistrate, Lahul & Spiti, Chief Judicial Magistrate Kinnaur and presently posted as Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mandi from 12-05-2016.

Sh. Arvind Kumar
Born on 20-10-1974. Did his matriculation from Government High School Dadri Toye, District Rohatak, Haryana. Did his graduation (B.Sc. Non Medical) from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshtra. Did LL.B. from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh in the year 1999 and started practising Law in Delhi High Court, Tis Hazari Court, Delhi and Patiala house Court at New Delhi. Did his LL.M. ( 3 years course ) from Delhi University, Delhi. Got Selected in Himachal Judicial Service in the year 2003. Served as Civil Judge (Jr. Div)-cum-JMIC at Chamba, Dehra, Jubbal, Chopal and Shimla. Promoted as Civil Judge (Sr. Div) in the year 2011 and served as Civil Judge (Sr. Div.)-cum-ACJM at Shimla and Dehra. Posed as Civil Judge (Sr. Div.)-cum-CJM, Kinnaur at Recongpeo and worked as such there w.e.f. 12-05-2016 to 20-07-2017 and then transferred to Mandi as Secretary, D.L.S.A. Mandi and Bilaspur at Mandi and presently serving as such w.e.f. 27.07.2017.
Sr. Civil Judge-cum-ACJM, Court No.1
Sh. Amardeep Singh
Born on 26th February 1981. Hails from Village Lahon, P.O. Sari Molag, Tehsil Jaisinghpur, Distt. Kangra H.P. Now settled in Panchkula, Haryana. Passed Matriculation in the year 1996 from G.M. Sr. Sec. School, Sector 16, Chandigarh. Received higher secondary education from DAV College Chandigarh. Graduated in Management (BBA) from GCM, Sector- 11 Chandigarh in the year 2001. Did LLB and LLM from Punjab University, Chandigarh. Practiced law in the Hon'ble High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh and District Courts, Panchkula. Joined Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services as Civil Judge (Jr.Divn) in the year 2010. Remained posted as Civil Judge (Jr.Divn)-cum-JMIC at Mandi, Chamba and Baijnath. Remained posted as Mobile Traffic Magistrate, Kangra and Una, at Dharamshala from January, 2016 to April, 2016. Promoted as Sr. Civil Judge-cum-ACJM in May, 2016. Remained posted as such in Court No. II, Shimla from May, 2016 to 10-3-2018. Now Posted as Sr. Civil Judge-cum-ACJM Court No. I, Mandi since 12th March 2018.



SH. Niranjan Singh

Born on 15th December 1980 in the family of Sh. Jai Pal Singh Dhounchak at village Siwanamal, District Jind, Haryana. After schooling and graduation from District Jind, did L.L.B. from Law Faculty, University of Delhi. Practiced as an Advocate at Punjab & Haryana High Court Chandigarh for 6 years and got selected in HP Judicial Services in the year 2010. Thereafter joined the Judicial Academy on 12.12.2011 and was transferred and assumed the charge of Civil Judge (Jr. Divn.) Cum Judicial Magistrate, Court No. -II at Una on 07.07.2012. Transferred to Court No. 3, Una on 17-05-2013. Thereafter transferred to Court at Indora, District – Kangra H.P. on 21-01-2014. Thereafter, got transferred from Indora, District Kangra to District Mandi and joined duties of Mobile Traffic Magistrate Mandi and Kullu at Mandi on dated 12-03-2018.
Smt. Shikha Lakhanpal

Born on 27th June in the family of Sh. Rattan Singh Thakur (Retd. District and Sessions Judge) and Smt. Deepika Thakur at Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh. Did her matriculation from D.A.V. Bilaspur, Bsc. (Medical) from R.K.M.V. Shimla and L.L.B. From Punjab University, Chandigarh. While doing L.L.M. from Punjab University she cleared Punjab Judicial Services, 2011. She did her induction training from Chandigarh Judicial Academy for seven months and in the meantime she also topped Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services, 2012.

She joined Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services on 04.02.2013 and after completion of training got posted as Civil Judge (Jr. Divn.)-cum-JM at Court No.(2), Dharamshala and joined the same on 27.08.2013. Thereafter, transferred and posted as JMIC –cum- Principal Judge Juvenile Justice Board, Court No. 1 Dharamshala. Remained Civil Judge (Jr. Division) -cum- JMIC, Court No. 4, Mandi and Court No. 3, Mandi. On Transfer joined present posting as Civil Judge (Jr. Division) -cum- JMIC, Court No. 2, Mandi on 02-01-2017.


Sh. Ashok Kumar

Born on 5th day of September, 1984 to Smt. Veena Devi and Sh. Jagdish Chand at Village Rajol, Tehsil Shahpur District Kangra. I started my schooling from K.V. Shahpur (Bhanala) thereafter went to K.V. Jakhu Hills Shimla and completed my matriculation in the year 2000 and Plus Two in the year 2002 there. I did my graduation from Sanjauli College Shimla in the year 2005 therein. I completed my Law Degree from H.P. University Summer Hill Shimla and did DIM, PGHRM from IGNOU. Thereafter enrolled as an Advocate in Bar Association of H.P. in the year 2008 and started practicing as an Advocate at District and Sessions Court Shimla. I joined as Assistant Public Prosecutor/ Assistant District Attorney at Hamirpur, HP, in March, 2015. After clearing H.P. Judicial Services Examination, joined as Civil Judge, (Jr.Div.) -cum- Judicial Magistrate at Barsar, District Hamirpur, H.P. on 16th January, 2016 after transfer remain posted as Civil Judge (Jr. Div.) –cum- JMIC, Court No. 4, Mandi. Now transferred and joined as Civil Judge (Jr. Div.) –cum- JMIC, Court No. 3, Mandi, H.P. on 02-01-2017.


Ms. Rosy Dahiya

Born on 8th May, 1990 to Smt. Sumitra Devi and Sh. Jasbir Singh Dahiya at Ambala, District Ambala. I started my schooling from Army Public School Dehradun thereafter went to Army Public School, Samba, J & K and completed my matriculation in the uear 2005 and plus two in the year 2007 from Shiksha Bharti High Secondary School Rohtak. I did my law graduation from Maharishi Dayananda university, Rohtak in the year 2012 therein. Cleared HP Judicial Services in 2016. After training in Shimla, joined as Civil Judge (Junior Division) –cum- Judicial Magistrate, Court No. 4, Mandi, HP on 2nd January, 2017.

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