About Sivasagar Judiciary
Till inception of this District Judiciary at Sivasagar on 16th April, 1985, the erstwhile District Judiciary of Sivasagar District, Head- quarter at Jorhat, was consisted with three Sub-divisional Judicial setup, such as Sivasagar, Jorhat & Golaghat Sub-divisions, which are now independent District Judicial Head quarters. As such, till 16-04-1985 the present Sivasagar District Judiciary was a Sub-divisional Judicial Head-quarter.It consisted with only Sivasagar Judicial Sub-division, controlled by UAD(Upper Assam District) Judiciary, Head quarter at Jorhat. After the declaration of a separate Civil District of Sivasagar in the year 1984, the District Judiciary was set up in the year 1985, while the District Judge of erstwhile amalgamated Sivasagar District was Late Purna Ch. Saikia the then District Judge of Sivasagar Headquarter at Jorhat, who took out all the initiatives to inaugurate the District Judiciary from Jorhat and the first District & Sessions Judge at Sivasagar was Sri G.S. Basumatari, which was inaugurated by the Honble Chief Justice Sri K.Lahiri on 16th day of April,1985. The C.J.M. court was opened at Sivasagar on 1983. The court of Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate, Charaideo, Sonari was established on 1984. The Civil Judge & Asstt. Sessions Judge, Sivasagar was opened in the year, 1987. The Addl. District & Sessions Judge (F.T.C) was functioning from the year 2001. The circuit court of the Addl. District & Sessions Judge, Charaideo, Sonari was established on the 15th day of December, 2003.The Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate Court(M), Nazira was functioning 24th July, 2014. As per order of the Hon'ble Gauhati High Court, the new Addl. District & Sessions Judge court, Charaideo, Sonari is functioning on the date of 09-02-2018. There are fourteen Judicial Courts now in Sivasagar District and are functioning very smoothly.