Bhadrak

District Court Building, Bhadrak

In 1901, a Munsif court was established in the region. Until 1900, the litigants had to go to Jajpur for filing Civil Cases. The Court of Civil Judge (Senior Division), Bhadrak and Additional District Judge, Bhadrak were established in the year 1966 and 1987 respectively.

After reconstitution of the districts in the state, the new revenue district of Bhadrak was constituted in 1993. Subsequently, the court of District and Sessions Judge, Bhadrak was established on 21st May, 2011 after being separated from Balasore with its outlying stations at Basudevpur, Chandbali and Dhamnagar.

The Construction of Court Building for JMFC & Gram Nyayalaya at Dhamnagar was completed on 12th February, 2022 by OSPH & WC Ltd. (Odisha State Police Housing & Welfare Corporation Ltd.) at an estimated cost of Rs. 5.83 crores. Construction of Court Building for JMFC & Gram Nyayalaya at Chandbali was completed on 11th February, 2022 by OSPH & WC Ltd. at an estimated cost of Rs. 5.83 crores. Foundation stone of the additional Bar Association Hall with Amenity Centre at the District Court Complex at Bhadrak was laid on 12th February, 2022 and the project is to be executed by R&B (Roads and Building) at an estimated cost of Rs. 3.61 Crores.

The Court of District and Sessions Judge became paperless on 17th September, 2022. The District Court Digitization Hub (DCDH) was inaugurated on 12th December, 2022 and it serves as a hub for Jajpur and Kendrapara.

Shri Pradyumna Kumar Nayak was the District and Sessions Judge throughout the year.

The Judeship was last inspected on 23rd November, 2022 by the Administrative Judge Justice Sashikanta Mishra.

Apart from the District and Sessions Judge, the judgeship consists of the following courts.

Number of judges in each court

Case Statistics

Closing Balance changed due to physical verification