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MALDA DISTRICT

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DISTRICT INFORMATION
 

1.    District Name:                                       MALDA

2.    Sub-divisions including Sadar:            * MALDA (Sadar)

                                                                    * Chanchal

3.    Area in Sq. KM of the district as a whole and its different sub-divisions:

Area of District Malda                     : 3455.66 Square Kilometers

  • Area of Malda(Sadar)               : 2115.61 Square Kilometers

  • Area of Chachol Sub-Division : 1340.05 Square Kilometers

  • 4.    Population (total as well as Sub-Divisions):

    Total population of District Malda        : 32,90,160 (as per 2001 Census)

  • Population of Chachol Sub-Division  : 10,78,022 (as per 2001 Census)

  • 5.    Literacy rate of males & females (total as well as sub-division-wise):

                    Total literacy rate of males and females of District Malda          : 40.97%

    6.    Police Stations (total as well as sub-division-wise ):

            Total Number of Police Stations under District Malda                    : 11

     

      7. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

    This portion of the Earth is washed by the waves of the rivers Ganges, Mahananda, Fulahar, Kalindri and had been the witness of different empires raised, flourished and cast down near oblivion by a successor kingdom built up on the relics of its predecessor. Gour and Pandua, (Pundrabardhana) formed parts of the Mourya empire as is evinced from the inscriptions, brahmilipi on a seal discovered from the ruins of Mahasthangarh in the Bogura District of Bangladesh. In the beginning of  7th century AD Sasanka, the King of Karnasubarna as well as the King of Gour ruled independently for more than three decades. From the middle of 8th century to the end of 11th century the Pala dynasty ruled Bengal. The Pala dynasty yielded to the emergence of Sen dynasty. At the time of Lakshman Sen, Gour was known as Lakshmanabati. Thereafter the Muslim rule lasted for about five hundred years before Sirajuddaulah was defeated by Lord Clive at the battle of Plassey in 1757 whence the British rule started. From ancient period, different rulers with assorted origin, religion and dynasty had left the imprints of their kingdom on the earth in the District. Those which still stand on the earth in the form of ruins and relics nevertheless reminds the past pomp and grandeur and are able to make the tourists and people of archaeological interest sneak in.

    The District was formed out of some portions of outlying areas of Purnia, Dinajpur and Rajshahi Districts in 1813. The year 1832 saw the establishment of separate treasury and the year 1859 the posting of a full-fledged Magistrate and Collector. In August, 1947, this District was affected by partition between the 12th and 15th of August, 1947. The fate of the District as to which side it should go, to Pakistan or to India was undecided because the announcement of the partition award of Sir Radcliffe did not make this point clear. During these few days the District was under a Magistrate of East Pakistan. When the details of the Radcliffe award were published the District came over to West Bengal on 17th of August,1947.

     8.  The Distance of any of its sub-divisions from Kolkata and mode of transport / communication from Kolkata:

                Distance of Malda (Sadar) from Kolkata                : 347 Kilometers

                Distance of Chachol Sub-Division from Kolkata : 360 Kilometers

    Malda (Sadar) is accessible by road and by train from any part of India. Chachol Sub-Division is accessible by road only. National Highway no. 34 passes through Malda. N.B.S.T.C , S.B.S.T.C , C.S.T.C ,and privately run buses ply between Kolkata and Malda. A number of express trains and a few passenger trains can be availed of to reach Malda from Sealdah, Howrah and Kolkata railway stations.

     

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    DISTRICT COURT DETAILS

    9. Number of Courts (total as well as Sub-divisions-wise):

     

    10. Names of the Judicial Officers and their respective dates of posting in that particular station and if any court

              is vacant, against it "Vacant to be written 

     

    Sl. No. Name of the Court Date of Posting/ Vacant Since Contact Numbers
    SADAR

    1)

    Sri Partha Sarathi Sen

    District Judge, Malda

    02.07.2013

    Office: 03512-252301

    Resi.:   03512-252380

     Fax.:    03512-254533

    2)

    Smt. Mina Sarkar

    Judge, Special Court (E.C.A.)-cum-Additional District & Sessions Judge, 1st Court, Malda

    22.01.2013

     

    3)

    Sri Gopal Chandra Karmakar

    Additional District & Sessions  Judge, 2nd Court (NDPS), Malda

    22.01.2013

     

    4)

    Sri Bivas Pattanayak

    Additional District Judge, 3rd Court (NDPS), Malda

    14.12.2012

     
    5)

    Sri Gour Sundar Banerjee

    (FTC Officer on Adhoc Basis)

    Additional District Judge, 4th Court (NDPS), Malda

    01.04.2013  
    6)

    Sri Prabir Kumar Mishra

    (FTC Officer on Adhoc Basis)

    Additional District Judge, 5th Court (NDPS), Malda

    01.04.2013  
    7)

    Shri Jimut Bahan Biswas

    Additional District Judge,  Fast Track 1st  Court, Malda

    31.10.2011 (F/N)  

    8)

    Shri Bhaskar Bhattacharya

    Additional District Judge, Fast Track 2nd Court, Malda

    09.11.2011

     

    9)

    Shri Sanjay Mukhopadhyay

    Additional District Judge, Fast Track 3rd Court, Malda

    01.04.2013

     

    10)

    Shri Pradip Kumar Ray

    Chief Judicial Magistrate, Malda

     

     

    11)

    Shri Deepto Ghosh

    Civil Judge, (Sr.  Divn.)  Malda

    22.12.2011

     

    12)

    Civil Judge, (Sr.  Divn.), 2nd Court,  Malda

    Vacant

     

    13)

    Smt. Nilanjana Banerjee

    Civil Judge, (Jr. Divn.), 1st Court, Malda

     

     

    14)

    Sri Kaustuv Mookerjee

    Civil Judge (Jr. Divn.), 2nd Court, Malda

     

     

    15)

    Shri Mrinal Kanti Mandal

    Judicial Magistrate, 1st Court Malda

    14.06.2011

     

    16)

    Smt. Keya Sarkar

    Judicial Magistrate, 2nd Court, Malda

    06.01.2012

     
    17)

    Smt. Anamitra Bhattacharya

    Judicial Magistrate, 3rd Court, Malda

    06.07.2012  

    CHANCHAL

    18)

    Sri Pijush Kanti Roy

    ACJM, Chanchal

    15.09.2012

     

    19)

    Sri Rintu Sur

    CJ (SD), Chanchal

    07.08.2013

     

    20)

    Sri Amartya Chakraborty

    Civil Judge )Jr. Divn.), Chanchal

     

     

    21)

    Sri Tanumoy Karmakar

    Judicial Magistrate, Chanchal

    17.01.2013

     

    22)

    Smt. Eden Lamasaa

    Judicial Magistrate, 2nd Court, Chanchal

    15.09.2012

     

     

     

    11. Particulars about the court building (sub-division wise):

     

    Particulars of Court Buildings Name of the Courts
    1) Old Court Building District & Sessions Judge Court and Civil Judge, (Sr. Divn.) Court, Malda
    2) New Court Building inaugurated on 20.09.2006 Additional District & Sessions Judge 1st and 2nd Court, Malda, Civil Judge (Jr. Divn.) 1st and 2nd Court, Malda and Judicial Magistrate 1st and 2nd Court, Malda
    3) Old Collectorate Building, Malda Additional District & Sessions Judge, 2nd Court and Chief Judicial Magistrate Court, Malda
    4) Satya Choudhury Indoor Stadium, Malda Additional District & Sessions Judge 1st, 2nd , 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Fast Track Court, Malda. The above Courts are functioning from the Satya Choudhury Indoor Stadium, Malda on monthly rental basis.
    5) Proposal for sanction of fund of Rs.4,44,10,700/- for construction of the New Court Building forwarded vide this Office Memo No. 3190/G dated 13.04.2010 is pending with the Government of West Bengal.
    6) Proposal for submission of plan and cost estimate for construction of New Court Building in place of Old Munsif Court Building is pending with Executive Engineer, PWD, Malda Division.
    7) The work of renovation of Chanchal Rajbari for establishment of Chanchal Sub-Divisional Court, has been started by PWD, Malda Division.

     

    12. Names of different Offices of the Court housed in that court building (sub-division wise):

     

    Particulars of Court Buildings Name of the different Offices of the Court housed in that Court Building
    1) Old Court Building
    1. District Judge’s English Office,

    2. District Judge’s Accounts Department

    3. Civil Judge (Sr. Divn.) Court’s Office

    are housed in the Old Court Building.

    2) Old Munsif Court Building (Proposal for declaring condemned pending with Government)
    1. Civil Copying Department,

    2. Nezarat Department,

    3. Forms & Stationery Department,

    4. Civil Judge (Jr. Dvn.) 1st & 2nd Court’s Offices

    are housed in the Old Munsif Court’s Building.

    3) Old Collectorate Building, Malda
    1. Chief Judicial Magistrate’s Court’s Office,

    2. Criminal Copying Department,

    3. Hajat,

    4. Malkhana and

    5. Police Office

    are housed in Old Collectorate Building.

     

    13. Particulars about accommodation for the Judicial Officers in a particular station (sub-division wise):

     

    1) District & Sessions Judge, Malda District Judge’ Bungalow, Malda
    2) Additional District & Sessions Judge 1st and 2nd Court, Malda Rental Housing Estate, Malda
    3) Additional District & Sessions Judge 3rd Court, Malda Private rented house
    4) Additional District & Sessions Judge, 2nd, 3rd and 5th F.T.C. Malda Rented Housing Estate, Malda
    5) Additional District & Sessions Judge, 4th F.T.C. Malda Private rented house
    6) Civil Judge (Sr. Divn.), Malda Private rented Flat
    7) Civil Judge (Jr. Divn.) 1st Court, Malda Private rented Flat
    8) Civil Judge (Jr. Divn.) 2nd Court, Malda Private rented Flat
    9) Chief Judicial Magistrate, Judicial Magistrate 1st Court and 2nd Court, Malda Rental Housing Estate, Malda

    10) Proposal for acquiring land for new construction of Building for residential accommodation of at least 16 (Sixteen) Judicial Officers at Malda is pending with the District Magistrate, Malda

    11) Proposal for sending original plan and cost estimate for construction of residential accommodation of 6 (six) Judicial Officers at Chanchal Sub-Division is pending with the Executive Engineer, P.W.D Malda Division.

     

     

    14. Sanctioned strength and number of vacant posts of different categories of staff:

     

    Malda Sadar

    Categories of Staff

    Sanctioned Strength Working Strength Vacancy Position
    1) Group - A 09 13 Nil
    2) Group - B 39 54 Nil
    3) Group - C 70 38 48
    4) Group - D 79 10 34

           

     

    15. Pendency of cases: (as on 31.12.2010)

     

    Sl. No. Name of the Court Civil Cases Criminal Cases
    1) District & Sessions Judge, Malda 1130 44
    2) Additional District & Sessions Judge, 1st Court, Malda 87 941
    3) Additional District & Sessions Judge, 2nd Court, Malda 44 91
    4) Additional District & Sessions Judge, 3rd Court, Malda 157 33
    5) Additional District & Sessions Judge, 1st F.T.C., Malda 44 26
    6) Additional District & Sessions Judge, 2nd F.T.C., Malda 72 52
    7) Additional District & Sessions Judge, 3rd F.T.C., Malda 28 75
    8) Additional District & Sessions Judge, 4th F.T.C., Malda 37 47
    9) Additional District & Sessions Judge, 5th F.T.C., Malda 22 36
    10) Additional District & Sessions Judge, 6th F.T.C., Malda 48 21
    11) Civil Judge, (Sr. Divn.), Malda 3896 7
    12) Civil Judge, (Jr.  Divn.), 1st Court, Malda 1896 ---
    13) Civil Judge, (Jr. Divn.), 2nd Court, Malda 1797 ---
    14) Chief Judicial Magistrate, Malda --- 1946
    15) Judicial Magistrate, 1st Court, Malda --- 9179
    16) Judicial Magistrate, 2nd Court, Malda --- 7322
    Total 9258 19870
    There is no Sub-divisional Court at Malda

     

     

    16. Particulars about District Legal Services Authority and Sub-Divisional Legal Services Committees:

     

     

    Sl. No. Name of Legal Services Authority / Committee Location Functioning

    1

    District Legal Service Authority, Malda

    Consisting of Chairman and Member Secretary

    Malda Court Compound, Malda Regular Lok Adalat is going on. Periodical Lok Adalats are being held. Legal awareness camps are also being held at regular interval. Considerable number of cases have been disposed through Lok Adalat at pre-litigation and post-litigation stage.

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