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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 Shivaji Pandey was born on 08.05.1959. He did graduate in science from Marwari College, Bhagalpur and L.L.B from T.N.B College, Bhaglpur. He was enrolled from as an advocate of Patna High Court from 06.07.1982 and practiced mainly on Service Law, Labour Law and Civil Law. He was Elevated to the Bench of Patna High Court on 20th June, 2011 as Additional Judge and took oath as a permanent Judge of the High Court on 04.04.2013.



Sri Krishna Kant Tripathi, District & Sessions Judge, Patna







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