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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 Dr. Ravi Ranjan was born on 20th December, 1960 at Patna. He did his B.Sc. (Hons.) from B.N. College, M.Sc. in Geology from Science College, both constituent colleges of the Patna University, and LL.B from Patna Law College, Patna University in 1989. He was awarded Ph.D. in Science (Geology) by the Patna University. After completion of M.Sc., he was engaged by the Civil Engineering Department of the Bihar College of Engineering, Patna University as a Part-time Lecturer. After completion of LL.B. he joined Patna High Court Bar on 4th of December, 1990 and has conducted Constitutional cases, Civil cases, Revenue Cases, Criminal Cases and Service Cases mainly. He was appointed (engaged) by Union of India as its Additional Standing Counsel in the Patna High Court in the month of October, 1997 and worked as such till 25th June 2004. On 26th June, 2004 he was appointed by Union of India as its Senior Standing Counsel and in the month of February 2005 the Union of India re-designated him as Assistant Solicitor General of India. He was also engaged by the union Public Service Commission as its Nodal Counsel and The Indian audit and Accounts Department of the Govt. of India as its Standing Counsel in the Patna high Court. That apart he was also engaged by the Reliance Group of Industries as its Retainer Counsel and the Allahabad Bank and the Bank of Baroda as their counsel. He was elevated as an Additional Judge of Patna high Court on 14th July, 2008 and appointed as permanent Judge on 16th January, 2010.



Sri Krishna Kant Tripathi, District & Sessions Judge, Patna






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