District Courts is an organization which provides justice and ancillary facilities to the justice delivery system. The District Courts in Delhi are located at Six places from where nine district courts are functioning.
HOW TO REACH
The District Courts of East & North East
District is located at Karkardooma District Court. One can reach Karkardooma
District Courts by public mode of transports like metro and buses and other
general mode of transport like auto, taxi, etc. The nearest metro station to
BUILD UP STRUCTURE
The Karkardooma District Court is built on an area measuring 60,200 Sq. Meters, B- Block of the building is six storeyed and A & C Blocks are 3 storeyed. Lawyers Chambers Block is an independent structure in the Complex. up to Third Storey. It consists of 70 courts (43 Courts are under East District including an E-Court & 27 Courts are under North-East District) and various branches which include one Library, Delhi Legal Aid Services (DLAS) Office, Mediation Centre, one Copying Agency, Record Room, Office of Bar Association, Nazarat Branch, Conference Hall, Administration Branch, Bail Section, RTI Cell, Computer Branch, ACMM Office, Account Branch, ACJ Office and various other Branches and Lawyers Chambers.
BRANCHES FUNCTIONAL AT KARKARDOOMA COURTS
Pool Car Section
Care Taking Branch
General Branch I & II
R & I Branch
RTI Cell (Public Information Officer)
Ø E-court is functional at Karkardooma Courts Complex.
FACILITATION CENTER/ PRO OFFICE
FACILITATION CENTER/ PRO OFFICE
Ø A facilitation centre is functional at Karkardooma Courts Complex, is located on the Ground Floor in the I- Block. The Facilitation Center comprises of a Centralized Filing Counter and An Asst. Public Relation Officer is deputed at Ground Floor, to facilitate the lawyer's and litigants. Apart from this the work of arranging/ booking air tickets for Judicial Officers for official tour & corresponding with the National/ State Judicial Academy, maintaining all information related to judiciary is also entrusted to the APRO.
Ø To receive cases pertaining to District Judge, District & Sessions Judges and Addl. District & Sessions Judges, Senior Civil Judges and Civil Judges, Rent Controller, Addl. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate and the Metropolitan Magistrates and bail applications.
VIDEO CONFERENCING ROOM
Ø Video conferencing facility has been made available at Karkardooma Courts Complex at Court Room No. 61, Third Floor B- Block of the Court Building. At present the conferencing between the Court and the Jail and other Court Complexes including the Hon’ble High court is possible from the Conferencing room.
Ø The Cash Branch is located at the Ground Floor in the A- Block of the Court Building. The Cash Branch is responsible for all kinds of cash receipts (viz. challans, fines, fees etc.) and deposit of the same in the Government Treasury/ Reserve Bank of India.
Ø Nazarat Branch is functional from the Third Floor at J- Block in the Court Building. Nazarat Branch also known as Process Serving Agency is primarily responsible for delivery/ execution of various processes (summons/notices/warrants etc.) issued by the Courts located at Karkardooma Courts Complex and the processes received from other Courts of different districts/ states also.
Ø Accounts branch is located on the Third Floor in the I- Block in the Court Complex. There is separate Accounts Branch for both the District i.e. East & North-East District and it is responsible for preparation of all the Pay & Allowances of the Employees and the Employer.
Ø The General Branch is located on the Third Floor in the I- Block in the Court Complex. General Branch is traces/links the cases related to old and existing Courts and also deals with the work of Building Maintenance Committee, appointment of Oath Commissioners, Canteens/Kiosks, Lawyers Chambers etc.
Ø The Administration Branch is located on the Third Floor in the I- BLock and deals with the functions related to the administration of the Court Complex and the employees.
Ø The R&I Branch is located on the Third Floor in the I- Block of the Court Building. The Branch is mainly divided in to two sub heads i.e. Receipt Section & Dispatch Section and deals with all the Correspondence/ Communications after making entries with particulars of subject.
PIO/ RTI SECTION
Ø The RTI Section is on the Third Floor in the Administration Branch of the Court Building and is headed by the Public Information Officer. All the applications after being received by the RTI Section the same are disposed of by the Public Information Officer, New Delhi District and all such data is duly transmitted to all the quarters concerned.
Ø The Record Room (Civil) is located on the Second Floor (K- Block), Record Room (Criminal) is located on the Fourt Floor (J- Block), Record Room (Sessions) is located on the Fifth Floor (L- Block) and the Record Room (MACT) is located on the Sixth Floor (L- BLock) in the main Building. The Record Room works for weeding out of the matured Judicial Records and Consignment of files decided by the Judicial Officers.
Ø A Computer Branch has been set up at East District, Karkardooma Courts Complex, Delhi on the Third Floor in the A- Block of the main Building. The Branch controls the computer facilities installed at all the Courts, Branches and the residences of the Judicial Officers and provides the necessary technical assistance to troubleshoot the problems wherever required. The Branch manages and maintains the stock and the record of computers and its peripherals. The Computer Branch also maintain and upkeep of the Server, backup of the server data and all other technical works as and when assigned by the authorities.
CARE TAKING BRANCH
Ø Care Taking Branch is located on the Third Floor at Room No. 312 in the A- Block of the Court Complex. The Branch control and supervise Group-D employees (Safai-Karmacharies, Farash, Chowkidars etc.) and supervise the work done cleanliness of the building. The branch also deals with arrangement of meetings/ functions, all the complaints related to PWD, AMC,etc.
Ø The Copying Agency having three branches i.e. CA (Civil), CA (Crl.) & CA (Sessions) has been located on the Third Floorof J- Block. This agency provides the Certified Copies of the documents related to the Judicial Case Files on application.
Ø A Library is presently functional for Judicial Officers on the Third Floor in the C- Block. Judicial Officers can access all the reference Books, Journals, Bare Acts, Swamys’ Books, General books, law Journals, Law Softwares etc. Maintenance and issuance of Books, Bar Acts, Swamys’ Books, General books, law Journals, Law Softwares, Library Software. Binding of Law Journals, Purchasing of Newspapers and Magazines for the Ld. District Judge, New Delhi District.
Ø Judicial Branch is located on the Third Floor in the I- Block. This branch deals with matters related to Judicial officers and also keeps the record of the monthly disposal statements, training programmes, leave, etc.
Ø ACMM Office at Karkardooma District Courts is located on the Third Floor in the A- Block. The main functions of the ACMM office is Receipt & Dispatch of letters/orders from & to Mms/ Hon'ble High Court/Hon'ble Supreme Court of India for further necessary action, Maintaining of Leave Record of Mms and to deal with the work related to case transfer application & misc application filed by lawyers and litigants with respect to the cases pending in the courts of MM.
LEGAL AID SERVICES
Ø The office of the Delhi Legal Services Authority has been set up on the Ground Floor in the A- Block of the Karkardooma Courts Complex, to provided free legal services to the needy, poor, woman, scheduled casts, children etc.
Ø There is free mediation centre located on the Ground Floor of B- Block.
Ø There is a police post in the basement of A- Block, Karkardooma Courts Complex, for staff, lawyers, litigants & general public. The Judicial Lock-up for under-trial prisoners is located at L- Block.
Ø There is a Post Office at Ground Floor, J -Block opposite main gate No. 3.
BANK & ATM
Ø A branch of UCO Bank with ATM facility of State Bank of India & UCO Bank has been located inside the District Court Complex to facilitate easy financial transactions by the Court Staff, Litigants, Lawyers and the General Public.
CANTEEN & CAFETERIA
Ø There is a hygienic Canteen/ cafeteria in the K- Block inside the District Court Complex, which provides foods, beverage, tea etc. for general public.
OTHER FACILITIES (SERVICES IN RELATION TO OTHER INDEPENDENT FACILITIES):
Sufficient space has been provided for various public facilities, mentioned hereunder :
Ø Oath Commissioners are available on the First Floor, D- Block, for the purpose of attestation of the documents to be filed in the Courts. A nominal fee of Rs. 10/- only is charged by the Oath Commissioners for attestation of the documents.
Ø For the purpose of attestation of all the documents, Notary Public is also available on the First Floor, D- Block, inside the Court Complex. A fee of Rs. 15/- is charged by the Notary Public for verification and attestation of the normal documents, as per the rules of the Notary Act, 1952.
Ø An HPMC outlet is situated in the Court Complex near the main Gate No. 3. Different kinds of Juices and other refreshment items are readily available to the staff, lawyers, litigants and other visitors.
PHOTOCOPYIST & TYPISTS
Ø Private Typists who types on the fixed rates on the manual machines as well as on the computer and private photostate copier for photocopy purposes are also available on the Ground Floor in D- Block, inside the District Court Complex.
OTHER FACILITIES AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC
Karkardooma Courts Complex is visited by thousands of people every day which include litigants, lawyers and general public apart from the Judicial Officers and Staff. Keeping in view the huge foot fall, the following facilities have been made available in Karkardooma Courts:
HANDICAP FRIENDLY STRUCTURE
Ø In order to ensure that the physically challenged people are not made to face hardships while attending their cases in the Courts existing at various floors of Karkardooma Courts Complex, provision of lift facility is available in the each floors. There are two wheel chairs available with the Care Taking Branch for handicapped/ injured persons.
Ø Adequate provision of Drinking Water and Toilet facilities has been made in all the Buildings at Karkardooma Courts Complex, including the Lawyers Chambers Block.
Ø Parking facility for two wheelers and four wheelers are available for general public as well as court staff separately.
Ø There is sufficient space earmarked for the sitting arrangements for the litigants and the lawyers inside and outside each court room and in the main halls of the Court building.
DELHI GOVT. DISPENSARY
Ø Delhi Govt. Dispensary is situated at I- Block, in the basement. It provides free Allopathic and Homeopathic treatment. Three doctors are availabe in the Dispensary.
Ø Stamp Vendors are seated on the Ground Floor in the D- Block.
Ø The Judicial files can be inspected on the payment of Court Fees of Rs. 2/- for an hour on the same day, if the case in not listed on the same day. If the case is listed then Court fees of Rs. 5/- per hour is required. The party to the litigation or the authorized lawyer can inspect the same. The inspection of decided file can be done by all public persons.
Ø There is office of Bar Association located on the First Floor at J- Block, where one can contact the Lawyers.
Ø There is outlet of Mother Dairy is situated in the Court Complex near main Gate No. 3, which provides milk, lassi, icecream etc.
TIHAR JAIL SHOP (TJS)
Ø There is an outlet of Tihar Jail located on the Ground Floor at the main entrance gate which provides various eatables of good quality and other product prepared by the prisoners lodged in the Tihar Jail.
Ø The Karkardooma District Court is fully secured. There are guards on each exist/ entry gate who after checking, allowed people to come. On each Floor fire fight system is also installed to combat the alarming situation.
TRANSPORT ALLOWANCE TO THE WITNESSES
Ø The witnesses are paid Travelling Allowance when they come to the Court for deposing/evidence.
PUBLIC GRIEVANCE REDRESSAL SYSTEM
Public grievance redressal system is put into place to resolve the grievances of the general public.
The Administration of Courts :
Ø The administration of Courts is looked after by the presiding officers of the respective Courts. In case of any difficulty pertaining to any specific court, the same can be brought to the presiding officer of the court concerned.
The Administration of the Branches :
Ø All the Branches are headed by some Branch Incharge/ Superintendent who can be contacted in case of any difficulty related to the concerned Branch. In case of non-redressal of the grievances, at the level of the Branch Incharge/ Superintendent, the Officer-Incharge of the respective branch can be approached.