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  (A)  JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT

  The Judiciary in the Union Territory of Pondicherry comes under the Administrative control of the High Court of Judicature at Madras. The Pondicherry Judiciary has a cadre strength of 18 Judges. There are four District Judges, six Civil Judges (Senior Division) and 8 Civil Judges (Junior Division). The Chief Judge, Puducherry, in the cadre of District Judge is declared as Head of the Department. The category-wise break-up of cadre strength is as follows:-

     I.District Judges - 4 posts

(i) The Principal District and Sessions Judge, Puducherry -- 1 post
(ii) Additional District and Sessions Judge, Puducherry -- 1 post
(iii) Additional District and Sessions Judge, Puducherry -- 1 post
(iv) Additional District and Sessions Judge for Puducherry at Karaikal -- 1 post


     II.Subordinate Judges - 6 posts

(i) Chief Judicial Magistrate, Puducherry -- 1 post
(ii) Special Officer, Judicial Department, Puducherry -- 1 post
(iii) Principal Sub-Judge, Puducherry -- 1 post
(iv) Additional Sub-Judge, Puducherry -- 1 post
(v) Sub-Judge Mahe -- 1 post

     III. District Munsif / Judicial Magistrates - 8 post

(i) Principal District Munsif, Puducherry-- 1 post
(ii) I Additional District Munsif, Puducherry -- 1 post
(iii) II Additional District Munsif, Puducherry -- 1 post
(iv) III Additional District Munsif, Puducherry -- 1 post
(v) Judicial Magistrate-I, Puducherry -- 1 post
(vi) Judicial Magistrate-II, Puducherry -- 1 post
(vii) Principal District Munsif-cum-Judicial Magistrate-I, Karaikal- 1 post
(viii) Additional District Munsif-cum- Judicial Magistrate-II, Karaikal-- 1 post

     The Judicial Officers in the Union Territory of Pondicherry and the State of Tamil Nadu are inter-transferable in terms of the provisions contained in the Judicial Service Rules of both the Governments.


(B)   UNION TERRITORY OF PONDICHERRY LEGAL SERVICES AUTHORITY

(C)  FAMILY COURT

`Bí Block, Ist floor, Chief Secretariat Complex,Goubert Avenue (Beach Road), Puducherry.