History of Tripura High Court

History of Tripura High Court

Dating back to the time of Mahabharatha, the very helm of the Kingdom of Tripura encompassed the greater part of Eastern Bengal stretching from the Bay of Bengal in the South to the Brahmaputra in the North and west and Burma, now Mynmar in the East. The earliest trace of the history of Tripura can be found in the Ashokan pillar inscriptions. The history points out that around the 7th Century, the Tripura Kings with the title of ‘Pha’ which means father, ruled from the Kailasahar region in North Tripura.

      In the 14th Century, the history of Tripura witnessed a change with the shifting of the capital from Kailashahar to Udaipur. It was around the same time that the Tripuri kings adopted the title of Manikya and the Manikya dynasty, which had an Indo-Mongolian origin, ruled Tripura for around 3000 years according to a school of historians. The dominance of the Manikyas was also acknowledged by the Mughals when they were the central rulers. The 17th Century is a major watershed in the history of Tripura when the administration of the region passed on the hands of the Mughals with some powers left with the Manikyas. In the Colonial era, the Britishers extended their control over Tripura granting some limited independence to the Manikya kings. The Royal history of Tripura ended when the princely state acceded to the Indian Union on October 15, 1949. After death of the last king Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya on May 17, 1947, a Regency Council was formed headed by Maharani Kanchan Prabha Devi, for aid of the minor Prince, Kirit Bikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur. The regent signed the merger agreement with the Government of India. After merger Tripura became a Part ‘C’ State. On reorganization of the states, effected in November, 1956, Tripura became a Union Territory with an Advisory Committee to aid and advise the Chief Commissioner. Thereafter in place of the Advisory Committee, a Territorial Council was formed through the adult franchise on 15th August, 1957. On July 1, 1963, the Tripura Territorial Council was dissolved and the Legislative Assembly with the existing members of the Territorial Council was formed. On January 21, 1972 Tripura became full-fledged State by the Act of Parliament called the North Eastern Areas (Reorganization) Act, 1971.

      The present territory of Tripura predominantly hilly with a geographical area of 10491 Sq. km and is surrounded on three sides by deltaic basin of Bangladesh with tropic of cancer passing through it.

      W.W. Hunter in the Statistical Account of the State of Hill Tipperah (1876) observed that:

“Until the year 1873-74 the Courts of Hill Tipperah dispensed justice according to a primitive system of equity and good conscience and there was no regular judicial procedure” (page – 462).

      No historical documents or historian has so far contested that claim, in stereotype of the colonial administrators. Some rudimentary proclamations were issued before 1873-74 to regulate the penalty in Criminal cases, but there was no supervisory Court. The King was the fountain-head of the justice. The administration of justice witnessed a remarkable change in the year 1873-74 when nine enactments which included a Criminal Procedure Code, a Civil Procedure Code, a Police Guide, Limitation Act and Evidence Act etc. were promulgated by the King. In 1874, two Magisterial Courts and One Civil Court of original jurisdiction at Agartala were established. There were an appellate Court and a Court for Special appeals. There were two Criminal Courts of original jurisdiction, one having jurisdiction over hill-tribes and the other over Bengalees and Manipuris. The functions of those Courts were partly legislative and partly judicial. For purpose of enacting the laws the Maharajas constituted a State Council, power of which however was subject to the assent of the Mahahaja. The Privy Council was formed with three members for hearing the appeals to the Maharaja. It has been recorded in the Tripura District Gazetters that the judgments of the Courts having affirmed by the Maharaja were not subject to the revision by any Officer of the British Government. By dint of the Constitution of Court Act, 1318 T.E. (corresponding to 1908) several Courts were established in the sub-divisional level. A Khas Adalat or the Chief Court with its original and appellate sides was also established. The language of all Courts was Bengali. It has been recorded that there were ten Courts of the original jurisdiction both for civil and criminal cases during the year 1905-06 spread over the various sub-divisions. After the merger of Tripura with the Union of India on October 15, 1949, Tripura (Courts) Order 1950 came into force with effect from January 26, 1950. The Court of Judicial Commissioner, the Court of District Judge, the Court of the Subordinate Judge, the Court of the Munsiff were established under Sections 3 and 15 of the Tripura (Courts) Order, 1950. Thus, after the merger, judicial set-up of Tripura has been similar to that of other States of the Indian Union and gradually the Government of Tripura either had adopted the various States Laws having their operation within the territorial jurisdiction of Tripura or they has extended the Central Laws. The Judicial Commissioner’s Court was the highest Court in Tripura and it used to exercise almost all the functions of a High Court till 20th January, 1972.

      On reorganization, by operation of the North-Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) Act, 1971 (Act 81 of 1971) when Tripura became a full-fledged State, the High Court of Assam and Nagaland was abolished in terms of Section 28 of the said Reorganisation Act, 1971 and a common High Court came to be established for the five states of Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur and Tripura and two Union Territories (Union Territories of Mizoram and the Union Territories of Arunachal Pradesh). The High Court of Assam and Nagaland was renamed as the Gauhati High Court (The High Court of Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur and Tripura). Again, with the enactments called the State of Mizoram Act, 1986 (Act 34 of 1986) and the State of Arunachal Pradesh Act, 1986 (Act 69 of 1986), Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh attained statehood on 20.02.1987. By the State of Mizoram Act, 1986, coming into force from the appointed day i.e. 20.02.1987, the common High Court for the State of Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura and Mizoram became the High Court of Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura and Mizoram. Similarly in terms of the Arunachal Pradesh Act, 1986 from the appointed day i.e. 20.02.1987 the common High Court for the State of Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh came into being having the Principal Seat at Guwahati. The Benches of the said high court in each of the States were established on different dates. Tripura got it Bench of the common High Court on 24.01.1972. Those Benches eventually converted to the permanent benches and Tripura got its permanent bench on May 14, 1992 with the approved strength of three permanent Judges by the Presidential declaration made on the same day.

      The people of Tripura by their elected representatives and the legal fraternity continued to aspire for a separate High Court and finally by the Act called The North-Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) and Other Related Laws (Amendment) Act, 2012 it has been declared that the State of Tripura along with other two States namely, Meghalaya and Manipur shall get their separate High Court. For that purpose some significant amendments have been carried out in the Principal Act.

“28A.(1) on commencement of the North-Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) and Other Related Laws (Amendment) Act, 2012 there shall be a High Court—

(a) for the State of Meghalay to be called the High Court of Meghalaya;

(b) for the State of Manipur to be called the High Court of Manipur;

(c) for the State of Tripura to be called the High Court of Tripura;”

      The Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs in terms of Sub-Section (2) of Section 1 of the North-Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) and Other Related Laws (Amendment) Act, 2012 appointed March 23, 2013 as the date on which the said Act shall come into force. Prior to that by the Presidential warrant in exercise of powers conferred by Article 217(1) of the Constitution of India Hon’ble Mr. Justice Deepak Gupta, Judge of the Himachal Pradesh High Court has been appointed to be the Chief Justice of the High Court of Tripura with effect from March 23, 2013 and by other notifications, the other Hon’ble Judges, who were formally the Judges of the Gauhati High Court became the Judges of the High Court of Tripura from March 23, 2013 in their respective capacities. On March 23, 2013 the Hon’ble Chief Justice and other Hon’ble Judges of the High Court of Tripura have been administered the oath of the office by His Excellency, the Governor of Tripura, Dr. D.Y. Patil at Durbar Hall of the Rajbhaban in presence of the high dignatories. The relentless journey for dispensing justice by the High Court of Tripura has commenced thus, from the momentous day of March 23, 2013.

IMPORTANT TELEPHONE/EPABX NO – Tripura High Court

HIGH COURT OF TRIPURA

AGARTALA

IMPORTANT TELEPHONE/EPABX NO.

(As on 18th April, 2013)

Web Site: http://tsu.trp.nic.in/highcourt                               E-mail: highcourt.agt@gmail.com

FAX: 0381-241-0432 / 241-2210.

PBX-MAIN LINE: 241-5172/241-3769/241-7582

Sl.

No.

Name of Dignitaries/Section EPABX Office

Residence

Mobile
Hon’bCe the Chief Justice and the Hon’bCe Judges

1

Hon’bCe Mr. Justice Deepak Gupta,

The Chief Justice, High Court of Tripura, Agartaia

208 241-3514

2

Hon’bCe Mr. Justice U.B. Saha

Judge, High CourtofTripura, Agartaia

209 241-9135

232-4413

9436120069

3

Hon’bCe Mr. Justice S.C. Das

Add/. Judge, High CourtofTripura, Agartaia

210 241-8879

232-4645

9436767398

4

Hon’bCe Mr. Justice S. TaCapatra

Add/. Judge, High CourtofTripura, Agartaia

211 241-7011

232-2984

9436122984
9774025277

5

Hon’6Ce Judge’s Chamber-5

*212
Hon’bCe Judges’ Bungalow

6

Hon’bie Judges’ Bungalow No. VI/1, KTS., Agartaia.

235-8121

7

Hon’bie Judges’ Bungalow No.VI/5, KTS., Agartaia.

8

Hon’bie Judges’ Bungalow No.VI/9, KTS., Agartaia.

235-3264

9

Hon’bie Judges’ Bungaiow at Ministers’ Quarters Lane, Agartaia

232-3669

232-5132

Administrative Setup

10

Mr. Manik Chakrabarti, Registrar

3

1

2

241-0933

235-4494

9436124037

11

Mr. S. Dasgupta,

Deputy Registrar (Judicial)

214

230-6903

9436189615

12

Mr. S. Bhattacharjee,

Deputy Registrar (Accounts & DDO)

215

232-9127

9436128930

13

Mr. R.S. Bhattacharjee,

Deputy Registrar (Admn & Protocol)

216 241-2210

230-0499

9436124036

14

Ms. Angina Dey, Asst. Registrar (Accounts)

217 9436451228

15

Mr. S.Chakraborty, Asst. Registrar (Admn. I).

218

233-7932

9436458058

16

Mr. P. Chakraboarty, Asst. Registrar, (Protocol & Store)

219 9436461242

17

Mr. N. Debnath, Asst. Registrar (CO. Section)

220 241-7582

231-7020

9862493704

18

Mr. S. Bhattacharjee,

Asst. Registrar (Admn No. II)

221 9436461237

19

Mr. Santi Brata Saha, Asst. Registrar (Bench)

222 9436462764
9436485276
Private Secretaries

20

Secretary to the Hon’bie C. J.

*223 241-6126

21

Private Secretary: Court No-1

224 241-3514

22

Private Secretary: Court No-2

225 241-9135

23

Private Secretary: Court No-3

226 241-8879

24

Private Secretary: Court No-4

227 241-7011

25

Private Secretary: Court No-5

*228

26

P.S. to the Ld. Registrar

229 241-0933

231-3272

Sl.

No.

Name of Dignitaries/ Section

EPABX

Office

Residence

Mobile
Court Room

27

Court No-1

230

28

Court No-2

1

3

2

29

Court No-3

232

30

Court No-4

233

31

Court No-5

*234

Hon’ble Judges’ Conference Hall & Recreation Room

32

Judges’ Conference Hall

*235

33

Judges’ Recreation Room

*264

Hon’ble Judges’ Library

34

High Court Judges’ Library

236

Computer Server Room & IT Cell

35

Computer Section

237 241-5799
Bench Assistants’ Room

36

Bench Assistants’ Room

238

Section of this Registry

37

Sr. Grade Translator-PB Section

239

233-9276

38

Superintendent-Acct. Section

240

39

Superintendent-WP(C) Section

241

40

Superintendent-Copying Section

242

41

Superintendent-Crl. Section

243

42

Superintendent-Estt. Section

244

43

Superintendent-Filing Section

245

44

Superintendent-RFA Section

246

45

Superintendent-Protocol

247

46

Superintendent-RSA/Civ. Rev. Section

*248

47

Superintendent-Stamp Reporting Section

249

48

Superintendent-Store Section

250

49

Superintendent-Writ Appl. Section

1

5

2

50

Cash Section

252

51

Court Officer Section

*253

52

Commissioner of affidavit

*254

53

Record Room

255

54

Xerox Room

*256

Other Important Nos.

55

A.C Call Office

*257

56

Canteen

*258

57

Doctor’s Chamber

*259

58

Drivers’ Room

*260

59

Electrical Call Office

*261

60

Help Desk

*262

61

Police Main Gate

*263

Result of Tripura High Court

10/05/2013 Notification – Merit List of the candidates for filling up 1 (one) post of Personal Assistant (Stenographer Grade-II) in connection with the advertisement No.F.11(30)-HC/92-12/5330, dated 19.04.2012.

HIGH COURT OF TRIPURA, AGARTALA

No.F.l 1(30)-HC/2013/4496-500.    Dated,    Agartala, 23rd April, 2013

NOTICE

The Hon’blc High Court has been pleased to declare the successful candidates who have qualified in the Written Test and Stenography Test in Shorthand and transcription held on 24.11.2012(Saturday) for recruitment to the post of Personal Assistant (Stenographer Grade-11) in the Registry of Agartala Bench of the Gauhati High Court (now High Court of Tripura, Agartala) as given below. The Viva-Voce Test for the following successful candidates will be held on 7,h May, 2013 (Tuesday) at 4:30 P.M. at the premises of High Court of Tripura, Agartala at Capital Complex, Agartala.

Roll Numbers of the candidates who have qualified for the Viva-Voce Test:-

06, 07, 57,101,103

Call Letters are already despatched to the above referred candidates by Speed Post to appear in the Viva-Voce Test to be held on 7th May, 2013 for recruitment to the post of Personal Assistant (Stenographer Grade-II) in the Registry of High Court of Tripura, Agartala. The candidates are requested to be present at the venue on the given date at 4:00 P.M.

If any of the above referred candidates docs not rcccive his/her ‘Call Letter’, he/she may collect duplicate ‘Call Letter’ on 6th May, 2013, from the Registry of High Court of Tripura, Agartala during 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. The candidate(s) who will comc to collcct his/her duplicate ‘Call Letter’ shall have to bring two copies of identical passport size photographs.

The candidates will have to bring all the required original certificatcs/documcnts at the time of Viva-Voce Test. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.

No TA/DA will be paid to the candidates for appearing in the Viva-Voce Test.

ti –

( M. C’hakrabarti)

Registrar
High Court of Tripura,

Agartala

Copy to:-

1.The  Deputy Registrar (Admn. & Protocol), High Court of Tripura, Agartala for information and necessary action.

2.The  Assistant Registrar (Court Officer’s Section), High Court of Tripura, Agartala for information and necessary action.

3.The  Private Secretary to the Hon’ble Mr. Justice S.C. Das, Judge, High Court of Tripura, Agartala for kind appraisal of His Lordship.

4.The  Programmer, High Court of Tripura, Agartala with a request to upload the Notice in the Website of High Court of Tripura, Agartala.

5.Notice                            Board. «

 

23/04/2013 Roll Nos. of the candidates who have qualified for the Viva-Voce Test of P.A. Examination (Stenographer Grade-II)

HIGH COURT OF TRIPURA
AGARTALA

No.F.ll(30)-HC/2013/7031-32 Dated, Agartala, 8,h May, 2013

NOTIFICATION

Merit List of the candidates as per marks obtained in Stenography Test, Written Test & Viva-Voce Test for filling up l(one) post of Personal Assistant (Stenographer Grade-II) in the Registry of High Court of Tripura, Agartala in connection with the advertisement No.F.l l(30)-HC/92-12/5330 dated 19.04.2012 issued from the Registry of Agartala Bench of the Gauhati High Court (now High Court of Tripura, Agartala) is as follows:

SI.

No.

Roll

No.

Name of the candidates
1. 103 Shri Saikat Kar
2. 101 Shri Santanu Bhattacbarya
3. 57 Smti. Amrita Deb
4. 06 Shri Prasenjit Dcbnath
5. 07 Smti. Pampa Sarkar
 

 

 

Tripura High Court

Tripura High Court

Tripura High Court

The Tripura High Court is the High Court of the state of Tripura. It was established in March 2013, after making suitable amendments in the Constitution of India and North-Eastern Areas (Re-organisation) Act, 1971. The seat of the High Court is at Agartala, the capital of Tripura. The first Chief Justice is Justice Deepak Gupta. Earlier, a bench of the Gauhati High Court used to have jurisdiction over the state of Tripura.

Justice Deepak Gupta was sworn in as Chief Justice of High Court of Tripura at a simple ceremony at Governor House here on Saturday.

Governor DY Patil administered the oath of office and secrecy to Justice Gupta in presence Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and other dignitaries.

While Justice UB Saha was sworn in as Judge, Justice SC Das and Justice Subhasish Talapatra have been administered oath as Addl Judge of the newly floated High Court.

Chief Justice of India (CJI) Altamas Kabir will formally inaugurate the High Court of Tripura on March 26.

While talking to media, Chief Minister said, “Today is a historic day for Tripura and a red letter day for the people of the State. People have been demanding a separate High Court for 30 years”.

It was the former president of High Court Bar Association Apanshu Mohan Lodh who first raised the demand for a separate High Court for the State.

Newmai News adds: Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre took oath as Chief Justice of High Court of Manipur on Saturday.

Manipur Governor Gurbachan Jagat administered the oath of office and secrecy to Justice Sapre during a function at the Raj Bhavan here.

He was earlier Judge of the Chhattisgarh High Court.

Speaking to reporters after the oath-taking ceremony, Justice Sapre assured the new High Court of Manipur will soon ensure expeditious disposal of all the pending cases in the Gauhati High Court so as to guarantee the benefit of judiciary to the people of the State.

Justice Sapre, the new Chief Justice of Manipur High Court later administered the oath of office and secrecy to Nameirakpam Kotiswor, former Judge of Gauhati High Court, as Judge of the State’s separate High Court. Union Law Minister Ashwani Kumar and Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir will formally inaugurate the Manipur High Court on March 25.