Cuttack

District Court Building, Cuttack

The Judgeship of Cuttack started functioning in 1936. It covered a huge area encompassing the Revenue Districts of Cuttack, Balasore and Puri as well as the Princely State of Dhenkanal. Subsequently, Puri and Balasore had their separate Judgeships and therefore, Cuttack Judgeship was confined to the Revenue District of Cuttack and Dhenkanal till 1977, when the Judgeship of Dhenkanal was separated. The then Judgeship of Cuttack extended to the Revenue Districts of Cuttack, Kendrapara, Jajpur and Jagatsinghpur from the year 1977. On 26th and 28th June, 2012, Kendrapara and Jajpur became separate Judgeships respectively. Today, Cuttack is the largest judgeship of the state in terms of the number of courts with outlying stations at Athagarh, Narsinghpur, Baramba, Banki, Salipur, Tigiria and Niali.

The District Court is functioning in the old building comprising old District Court building, Civil Court extension building and Track Court Building in the District Court Complex. The old Court building is spread over approximately 28,503 sq. ft. of land. The Civil Courts extension building is spread over approximately 39,097 sq. ft. of land. The Track Court building is spread over approximately 12,597 sq. ft.

The Courts of Addl. Senior Civil Judge-5 and Senior Civil Judge (Commercial Court) 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 Khorda, Puri and Jagatsinghpur. Shri Bidyut Kumar Mishra was the District and Sessions Judge till 15th July, 2022 and Shri Sowmendra Kumar Rajguru took over on 20th July, 2022.

The Judgeship was last inspected on 17th November, 2022 by the administrative Judge Mr. Justice Jaswant Singh.

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

Number of judges in each court

Case Statistics