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DISTRICT COURT PU R I AT A GLANCE

 

The District Court, Puri is situated 60 kms away from the State Capital at “Bhubaneswar” and 90 kms away from the State Hon'ble High Court at “Cuttack”.The Puri Judgeship is functioning having its Headquarters at “Puri” a place, otherwise esteemed as “Shrikshetra” and in many other forms of devotion for having been the abode and shrine of Supreme Almighty “Lord Jagannath”, “Lord Balabhadra” and “Godess Devi Subhadra”.

 

At the feet of the town the sacred Bay of Bengal whose beauty spectrum of rising and setting sun is rarest in other parts of World attracting innumerable Pilgrims and visitors from across the Country and Abroad every day to pay their tributary visit to the holy city otherwise also know as the “Summer Capital of Odisha”.

 

In nutshell, prior to 1957, the Judgeship of Puri was twined with the Judgeship of Ganjam-Berhampur-Puri and it got separated since 15.07.1957 and was identified with its new title “Puri-Nayagarh Judgeship” comprising its territorial jurisdiction stretching over 4 of the Sub-Divisions such as Puri,Nayagarh, Khurda and Bhubaneswar of Puri District.

By passage of time and upon policy decision of Odisha Government for creation of additional Revenue Districts to secure better and effective Public Administration 3 Sub-Divisions of this Judgeship went into the side of two other Revenue Districts and subsequently Nayagarh Sub-Division remained under Nayagarh Judgeship and Khurda-Bhubaneswar Sub-Divisions became the Khurda-Bhubaneswar Judgeship and finally, the Puri Judgeship is now functioning over the territorial Jurisdiction of Puri Sub-Division.

 

The Puri Judgeship is now functioning having its Headquarters at District Court, Puri with two other Taluk Courts at "Pipili" and "Nimapada" situated at a distance of 40 and 60 Kms from headquarter respectively.

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