Administrative Setup

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 Ahsanuddin Amanullah



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Hon'ble Mr. Justice Ahsanuddin Amanullah,
B.Sc. (Chemistry Honours), LLB, was born on 11th th May, 1963. He enrolled as an Advocate with the Bihar State Bar Council on 27th September, 1991. He was in regular practice, primarily in the Patna High Court, also appeared before the Supreme Court of India and the High Courts at Delhi, Calcutta and Jharkhand in Constitutional, Civil, Criminal and Service matters specialising in Constitutional and Service Laws. He handled private briefs of writ and other cases concerning Taxation, Co-operative, Labour, Corporate, Forest, Board, Corporation and various matters.
He was Standing Counsel for the Government of Bihar (May 2006 to August 2010) and thereafter Government Advocate for the State of Bihar (August 2010 till elevation). Also appeared before the Central Administrative Tribunal, Commercial Taxes Tribunal, District Courts, District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, Board of Revenue etc. He was Counsel for the District Administration before the Dalsingsarai (Samastipur) Firing Enquiry Commission and the Special Counsel for the Income-Tax Department, Government of India in the Jharkhand High Court. Was Amicus Curiae in significant matters.
He was Counsel for the Indian Railways, Unit Trust of India, Union Bank of India, RITES (previously Rail India Technical and Economic Services Limited), Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC), Bihar State Housing Board, Bihar State Electricity Board, Bihar State Textbook Corporation, Bihar State Cooperative Bank Limited, Bihar State Cooperative Marketing Union Limited (BISCOMAUN), Bihar Cooperative Land Development Bank Limited, Bihar State Agricultural Marketing Board, Bihar State Housing Cooperative Federation, Bihar State Credit and Investment Corporation (BICICO), Commercial Taxes Department, Government of Bihar, Magadh University at Bodh Gaya, Veer Kuer Singh University at Arrah, Samsung Corporation (Engineering & Construction Group), Mahindra and Mahindra, Bihar Industrial Area Development Authority and Bihar State Health Society. Served as Counsel for a number of other government organisations, universities, corporate houses and was Legal Advisor to various establishments. At the request of the Advocate General, Maharashtra, he was specially nominated by the Advocate General, Bihar to represent the State of Maharashtra. He was Assistant Returning Officer for elections to the Bihar State Bar Council in 2002 and the Jharkhand State Bar Council in 2006. As an Advocate, he was invited to address Indian Administrative Service probationers at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie. Represented Patna University at the Inter University Moot Court Competition organised by the Bar Council of India Trust at Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla in October, 1989.
Elevated as Judge of the Patna High Court on 20th June, 2011.



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