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District & Sessions Judge, a member of Superior Judicial Services of Bihar Judicial Service, is the administrative head of the Civil & Sessions Division in the state. Another officer of similar rank is posted in the Judgeship as Principal Judge, Family court. All the ministerial staff of the subordinate courts of the civil and sessions division is under the immediate administrative control of Distt. & Sessions Judge. He is also the disciplinary authority in respect of ministerial staff. All correspondence to the Hon’ble High Court & the Govt. is done in the name of District & Sessions Judge. For his administrative functioning, an officer designated as ‘Registrar’ is posted to assist him. He is normally a Senior Judicial Officer of Junior Division of the service, who is posted for his assistance. In order to assist the Distt. & Sessions Judge, a section traditionally named as ‘English Section’ works.

With respect to all other courts, also present in the Judgeship, the District & Sessions Judge is the administrative controller and ultimately he works as the friend, philosopher and guide of the Judgeship and shapes it accordingly.



Hon’ble Mr. Justice Kishore Kumar Mandal was born on 22nd January, 1956 to Smt. Bhagyamani Mandal and (Late) Justice R.P.Mandal. He belongs to the eminent Mandal Family of Murho(Madhepura).

Justice Mandal did his Graduation from Patna College, Patna, and LL.B. from Patna Law College both falling under Patna University. He was enrolled as an Advocate of Patna High Court on 05.03.1980 and dealt matters both on Criminal side and Constitutional side.

He was appointed as Standing Counsel by the State Government in December, 1993, on which he continued till July, 1999. In the year 1996 , he was appointed as a Senior Central Government Standing Counsel to defend the Union of India. He was also in the panel of B.N.Mandal University as well as B.R.A. Bihar University. In 2005, he was again appointed as Government Pleader by the State Government.

Justice Mandal was designated as Senior Advocate in December, 2004. He was empanelled as Senior Counsel for the Indian Railways. He was elected unopposed as the Vice-President of Patna High Court Bar Association in the year 2004.

Justice Mandal, after being appointed as an Additional Judge of Patna High Court, took Oath of Office on 10.07.2007 and appointed as permanent Judge of Patna High Court on 7th July 2009.



Sri Krishna Kant Tripathi, District & Sessions Judge, Patna




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