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Chief Administrative Officer
[District & Sessions Court]
Combined Court Building,
Public Office Road,
Nagapattinam 611 001
Office [4365]-242089
Camp [4365]-249494

Tamilnadu Legal Services Authority
Combined Court Building,
Public Office Road,
Nagapattinam 611 001

Tamilnadu State Legal Servies Authority
1800 425 2441
District Collectorate

Tourism Boat on Fishing Plays a Key Economy for the District even though Agriculture and Fishing are the Major ones. Shrines, Places of Hindu Faith, Mosques forms the Spritual Tourism for the district. Annual Festivals and functions marks glory of the Year. Heritages like Tarangam padi Fort, Poompuhar speaks of the rich civilization of this land.  

One Agriculture Fieldof the major economies of the District, Agriculture contributes a higher share of Rice Production in the State. We have raised so many important agricultural crop in our District. Rice, Groundnut, Pulses, Gingelly, Sugarcane and Cotton.  

Legal/litigation Systems

LawDistrict Court, Nagapattinam is an instrument of social control. It is a rule of conduct. The object of law is to give everyone his due. Whenever wrongs are committed against the society or individuals law steps in . Wrongs committed against the society are called crimes. It is the duty of the State to protect the society from offenders. So crimes are considered as offences against the State and prosecutors have been appointed by the Government to conduct criminal cases before Courts of Law. However, disputes relating to property, breach of contracts, wrongs committed in money transactions, minor omissions etc are categorized as civil wrongs. In such cases civil suits should be instituted by the aggrieved persons. Courts of law administer justice by considering the nature of the wrong done. Criminals are convicted and punished before criminal courts. Civil wrongs are redressed before civil courts by granting injunctions or by payment of damages or compensation to the aggrieved party.

The District Courts are presided over by a judge. These courts are under administrative and judicial control of the High Court of the State to which the district concerned belongs. Judicial independence of each court is the characteristic feature of the district judiciary. In each district there is a strong bar which ensures that courts decide cases according to law and without fear or favour. The hierarchy of courts in the district in case of Civil cases is as follows

  1. District Court
  2. Sub Court
  3. Munsiff's Court

Every suit should be instituted before the court of lowest jurisdiction. In the civil side the Munsif's Court is the court of lowest jurisdiction. An appeal from the decisions of the Munsiff is filed before the District Court. Appeals from the decisions of the Sub Court is filed before the District Court if the subject matter of the suit is of value up to rupees two lakhs. If the value is above two lakhs, the appeal should be filed before the High Court and next to the Supreme Court.

In the criminal side the hierarchy in the district as follows.

  1. Chief Judicial Magistrate's Court
  2. The First Class Magistrate's Court
  3. The Second Class Magistrate's Court
Constitution and Jurisdiction

The District and Sessions Court, Nagapattinam had been constituted in the year of 1923.There are six Courts in additional to the District and sessions court namely,

  1. District Munsif'sCourt,Nagapattinam,
  2. Chief Judicial Magistrate Cum Additional District Judge's Court, Nagapattinam,
  3. Judicial Magistrate Court, Nagapattinam are functioning in the Court complex at the time of constitution of the said court.

In the matter of jurisdiction :-
  1. Vedaranyam District Musif-Cum-Judicial Magistrate Court Limit
  2. Sirkali District Munsif Court Limit
  3. Mayladuthurai District Munsif Court Limit and
  4. Nagapattinam District Court Limit are the boundaries of nagapattinam District and Sessions Court Jurisdiction.

District Court, Nagapattinam has been constituted as Sessions Court of entire nagapattinam District to try the cases arising under section 302 IPC . Administration of criminal justice is carried out through Magistrate- Courts and Sessions courts.

List Present Judges
Sl.No Court Name of the Judicial Officer
1 District Court,Nagapattinam. Thiru. K.Sivakumar, M.A.,B.L.,
2 Fast Track Mahila Court, Tmt. S.Selva Sundari, BSc.,M.L.,
3 Chief Judicial Magistrate Court, Thiru. S.Pakkirisamy, B.A.,B.L.,
4 Sub Court, Nagapattinam Thiru. P.S.Gowthaman, M.A,B.L.,
5 District Munsif Court,Nagapattinam Tmt. L.Shakila, M.A.,M.L.,
6 Judicial Magistrate Court No.I,Nagapattinam Selvi. P. Kavitha, M.Sc., M.L.,
7 Judicial Magistrate Court No.II,Nagapattinam Selvi. Saranya Selvam,B.A.,B.L.,
8 Principal SubordinateCourt, Mayiladuthurai. Thiru. N.Manivannan, B.A.,B.L.,
9 Additional Subordinateourt, Mayiladuthurai. Thiru. V.Ananthan,M.Com.,B.L.,
10 Principal District Munsif Court, Mayiladuthurai. Thiru. P.Chandrasekar, L.L.M.,
11 Additional District Munsif Court, Mayiladuthurai Thiru. R.Jegadesan, B.A.,B.L.,
12 Judicial Magistrate Court No.I, Mayiladuthurai Thiru.B.Thangamaniganesh,M.L.M.,B.L.,
13 Judicial Magistrate Court No.II, Mayiladuthurai. Tmt. V.Priya, M.L.,
14 District Munsif Court,Sirkali Thiru. E.Selvaraj, B.C.A.,B.L.,
15 Judicial Magistrate Court,Sirkali Thiru. G.Yuvaraj, M.A.,M.L.,
16 District Munsif Cum Judicial Magistrate Court, Vedaranyam. Thiru. P.Deenadayalan, B.Sc., B.L.,
17 Fast Track Court, Nagapattinam Thiru. C.Dineshkumar, BA.,B.L.,
18 Fast Track Court, Mayiladuthurai Thiru. V.Jegannathan, B.A.,B.L.,