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SIGNAGES AND LOCATION MAP IN MADRAS HIGH COURT


     The Madras High Court is located at Parry`s Corner, Chennai-600 104, in an extent of 36 acres.

Lay Out of Madras High Court
     The place can be reached both by train and by road. The Beach Railway Station is just a kilometre away from the Madras High Court. Metro Transport Corporation operates buses from almost all parts of the city to the High Court. Within the High Court premises, the following are also located:-
    City Civil Courts
    Court of Small Causes
    Labour Court
    Family Court
    Tamil Nadu State Legal Services Authority
    Tamil Nadu Mediation and Conciliation Center

Access to High Court Campus

         There are seven Gates for entering into the High Court premises.

    1. Judges Gate
    2. North Gate “A” (or) MBA Gate
    3. North Gate “B” (or) AAVIN Gate
    4. Bar Council Gate
    5. Esplanade Gate
    6. Legal Services Authority Gate
    7. South Gate (or) Sesquicentenary Arch Gate

Gate No.1:- Judges’ Gate

Gate 1, Judges' Gate
     This gate is meant only for the Hon’ble Judges of the High Court.

Gate No. 2:- North Gate “A” (or) MBA Gate

Gate 2, North Gate A or MBA Gate
     Entry for Advocates, Advocate Clerks, High Court Staff, Post Office Staff. Bank Staff, Pressmen, and Litigant Public & clients accompanying advocates with identification Letters, to be issued by the concerned advocates. (The letters shall be in the format prescribed by the Registry).

Signage Board

Signage Board Near MBA

Signage Board Near MBA

Signage Board Near Tamil Law Journal Office

Signage Board Near Tamil Law Journal Office

Signage Board Near 150 Year Commemorative Pillar

Signage Board Near 150 Year Commemorative Pillar

Gate No.3:- North Gate “B” (or) AAVIN Gate

Gate 3, North Gate B or AAVIN Gate
     Entry for Advocates, Advocate Clerks, High Court Staff, Post Office Staff. Bank Staff, Pressmen, Litigant Public and clients accompanying advocates with identification Letters, issued by the concerned advocates. (The letters shall be in the format prescribed by the Registry).

Signage Board

Signage Board Near AAVIN Gate

Signage Board Near AAVIN Gate

Signage Board Near Dr.B.R. Ambedkar Statue

Signage Board Near Dr.B.R. Ambedkar Statue

Gate No.4:- Bar Council Gate

Gate 4, Bar Council Gate
     Advocates, Fresh Law Graduates and those who accompany them, will alone be allowed entry through this gate. (No litigants/clients will be allowed through this gate).

Gate No.5:- Esplanade Gate

Gate 5, Esplanade Gate
     Advocates, Advocate Clerks, High Court Staff and Law College Students possessing ID cards coming by foot will be permitted to enter through this gate.
     Litigant Public and all visitors by vehicle or foot will be allowed entry only on production of Valid Pass issued at the Reception Centre.
     The Entry Pass will be given only on production of valid documents proving their identity, viz., Driving Licence, Ration Card, Voter ID, PAN Card, Passport, etc. The litigants shall produce the letter from their advocates identifying them.
     After obtaining the passes, the public / litigants will be subjected to thorough frisking by police (Women Police will frisk women in earmarked booths) and will be permitted to enter through the DFMDs installed.
     All litigant public entering through this gate shall park their vehicles in the parking area, behind the Legal Services Authority, proceed to the Reception Counter, obtain the pass and only then, proceed into the campus. The vehicles belonging to Advocates and the vehicles authorised by the Checking Officials will be allowed beyond the barricade point.
     Auto Rickshaws / taxies will be permitted to enter through this gate only for the purpose of dropping advocates, staff, physically disabled persons, etc.

Signage Board

Signage Board Near Esplanade Gate

Signage Board Near Esplanade Gate

Signage Board Opposite Family Court

Signage Board Near Family Court

Gate No.6:– Legal Services Authority Gate

Gate 6, Legal Services Authority Gate
     Entry for the staff of TNSLSA, Advocates, Advocate Clerks, High Court Staff, Post Office Staff. Bank Staff, Pressmen, and Litigant Public & clients visiting TNSLSA, coming by foot.
     The wicket gate at the rear of the building can be used as entry into the High Court campus by Advocates and Advocate Clerks and High Court Staff, coming by foot.

Gate No.7:– South Gate (or) Sesquicentenary Arch Gate

Gate 7, South Gate or Sesquicentenary Arch Gate
     The two gates are divided into ‘A’ gate and ‘B’ gate.
     Through ‘A’ gate, Advocates, Advocate Clerks, High Court staff can enter through vehicle or by walk on production of proper identification.
     ‘B’ gate is exclusively for exit of all vehicles leaving the High Court campus throughout the day. (All gates will be kept open between 8.00 am and 8.00 pm., on all the working days.)

Signage Board

Signage Board Near South Gate or Sesquicentenary Arch Gate

Signage Board Near South Gate or Sesquicentenary Arch Gate

Signage Board Near Information Center

Signage Board Near Information Center

Signage Board Near Manu Neethi Chozhan Statue

Signage Board Near Manu Neethi Chozhan Statue

Signage Board Adjacent to City Civil Courts

Signage Board Adjacent to City Civil Courts

     Working Hours        : 10.00 a.m to 05.45 p.m.

     Court Sitting Hours : 10.30 a.m. to 01.30 p.m. & 02.15 p.m. to 04.45 p.m.

     NOTE: For more details about Entry and Security System please click the link Comprehensive Security System   (232 KB) (English)     PDF file that opens in new window in the High Court’s website.



JURISDICTION & FUNCTIONS


     The Madras High Court exercises Original Jurisdiction over the City of Madras and Appellate Jurisdiction over the entire State as well as extra-ordinary Original Jurisdiction, Civil and Criminal, under the Letters Patent and Special Original Jurisdiction for the issue of writs under the Constitution of India. The Primary function of the High Court is `Administration of Justice; Administering the Subordinate Judiciary; and other functions connected thereto.

SERVICES PROVIDED



Information Centre :

Information Centre

     The Information centre is located at the Ground Floor of the Annexe Building. It can be easily accessed through the South Gate.

     From the Information centre, Advocates and litigants may obtain information relating to the status of their cases free of cost, by furnishing the case number.

     Print out of the information is also provided on payment of Rs.5/- per information.


Touch Screen Kiosks :

Touch Screen Kiosks

     There are two Touch Screen Kiosks installed near the Information Centre. Advocates and Litigants are allowed to access the Touch Screen Kiosks to know the stage of the cases, free of cost.


Display Boards :

Display Boards

     LED Display boards are installed outside every Court Hall to display the Item Number of the Case being heard in the Court. Composite Display Boards displaying at a time the hearing status of cases in all the Courts are also installed at conspicuous places to enable the advocates and litigant public to have first-hand information about the position of their cases in the day’s Cause List.


SMS Service :

     Information about filing, numbering and return of cases and status of copy applications are furnished through SMS to the mobile phones of advocates.


FACILITIES AVAILABLE

     Stamp Vendors, Notaries and Oath Commissioners are available in and around the campus

     There is a dispensary in the Ground Floor of the Annexe Building’s Main Entrance, with ambulance facility.

Dispensary

     Public Canteen in between the Three-Floor and Five-Floor Law Chambers

     Aavin Milk Parlour near Gate No.3 (Aavin Gate).

Aavin Milk Parlour

     R.O. Drinking Water plants are available–

R.O. Drinking Water plants

     1)In the Five Floor Building (Additional Law Chambers);

     2) Near the Information Centre;

     3)In the First Floor of Annexe Building (near P.As. Section); and

     4)In the Ground Floor of Annexe Building near Dispensary.

     Pay and Use Toilets near the Family Court Building.

     Police Station and Fire Service Station near Gate No.5 (Esplanade Gate).

     Railway Reservation Counter near Family Court Building.

Railway Reservation Counter

     Post Office in the Ground Floor of the Library Block.

     Indian Bank & ATM at the Ground Floor of the Library Annexe Building.

Indian Bank & ATM

     A separate ATM Centre in the Ground Floor of Annexe Building near Writ A.E. Section.

ATM Centre in the Ground Floor of Annexe Building

     BSNL outlet in the Ground Floor of the Library Block.

     Xerox Shops near Gate No.3 (Aavin Gate) and in the Ground Floor of City Civil Court.

     BSNL PCO Booth near Gate No.3 (Aavin Gate)

JUDICIAL SECTIONS & OFFICERS ATTENDING GRIEVANCES


     1. Judicial Section
     2. Criminal Section
     3. Writ Section
     4. Original Side
     5. Current Section and Carbon Copy Compliance Sections (Civil and Criminal)

JUDICIAL SECTION

     Writ Appeals, Appeal Suits, Second Appeals , Tax Cases (TC & TCA) , Original Side Appeals, Letters Patent Appeals, Civil Miscellaneous Appeals, Civil Revision Petitions, (Pending & Non-Pending Decree), TR CMP,REV. APPLN and Company Appeal are dealt with by this Section from filing till posting

     The Judicial Filing Section is situated in the Second Floor of the Annexe Building. The Judicial Posting section is situated in the first Floor of the Annexe Building.

    

OFFICERS ATTENDING GRIEVANCES


Presentation of Petitions / Appeals
Assistant Registrar (AE) and Sub Assistant Registrar (AE)
Listing of the Cases
Assistant Registrar (AS) and Sub Assistant Registrar (AS)
Officer in-charge
Joint Registrar (AS)

CRIMINAL SECTION

     Habeas Corpus Petitions, Criminal Appeals, Criminal Revisions, Criminal Original Petitions (Bail and Anticipatory Bail Petitions) are dealt with by this Section from filing to Posting.

     The Criminal Filing Section is located at the Ground Floor of Main Building.

     OFFICERS ATTENDING GRIEVANCES
Presentation of Petitions / Appeals
Assistant Registrar (Criminal Side)
Listing of the Cases
Sub Assistant Registrar (Criminal Side)
Officer in-charge
Deputy Registrar (Criminal Side)


WRIT SECTION

     Writ Petitions including Public Interest Litigations are dealt with by this Section from Filing to Posting.

     The Writ Filing Section is situated at the Ground Floor of Annexe Building

     OFFICERS ATTENDING GRIEVANCES
Presentation of Petitions
Sub Assistant Registrar (Writs)
Listing of the Cases
Assistant Registrar (Writs)
Officer in-charge
Joint Registrar (Writs)


ORIGINAL SIDE

     Civil Suits, Original Petitions(Arbitration OP, Trust OP, Probate OP, Succession OP, Letters of Administration, Guardian OP etc.,), Company Petitions, Testamentary Original Suits, Contempt Petitions, Insolvency Petitions, Execution Petitions, Election Petitions, , etc., are dealt with by this department.

     Original Side is located in the Ground Floor of the Annexe Building. Issuance of Order Copies in respect of Original Side matters is made in the Copy application section of the Original side, in the first floor of the Annexe building.

     OFFICERS ATTENDING GRIEVANCES
Presentation of cases
Assistant Registrar (OS - I)
Assistant Registrar (OS - II)
Listing of the Cases
Sub Assistant Registrar (OS- II)
Plaint Checking & Copy Compliance
Sub Assistant Registrar (OS - I)
Officer in-charge
Joint Registrar (OS)


CURRENT SECTION AND CARBON COPY COMPLIANCE SECTIONS (CIVIL & CRIMINAL)

     Certified Copies of all Final Orders from the Appellate Side, Writ Side and Criminal Side are issued by the Current Section.

     Certified Copies of all interim orders from the Appellate Side and Writ Side are issued by the CCC (Civil) Section.

     Certified Copies of all interim orders (Bail and Anticipatory Bail) from the Criminal Side are issued by the CCC (Criminal) Section.

     All these three sections are located in the Ground Floor of the Annexe Building.

     OFFICERS ATTENDING GRIEVANCES
Current Section
Sub Assistant Registrar (CO- I) and Sub Assistant Registrar (CO- II)
CCC Civil Section
Sub Assistant Registrar (CS-II)
CCC Criminal Section
Sub Assistant Registrar (C.S-I) and Sub Assistant Registrar (CS-III)
Officer in-charge
Joint Registrar (Judicial)


C.D. SECTION

     Complying with Copy Applications for Certified Order Copies, filed after three days from the date of disposal of case.

     The Copyist Department is located in the Second Floor of the Annex Building.

     OFFICERS ATTENDING GRIEVANCES
Copyist Department
Assistant Registrar (Records) and Sub Assistant Registrar (Records)
Officer in-charge
Joint Registrar (AS)


ADVOCATES’ CHAMBERS


The Law Chambers of the Advocates are located in the following buildings:-

     (i) Old Law Chambers in the Main Building (near Gate No.3 (Aavin))

     (ii) Additional Law Chambers (III Floor) in the Main Building (Near Gate No.3 (Aavin Gate)).

     (iii) New Additional Law Chambers (V Floor) near Gate No.5 (Esplanade Gate).

     (iv) Government Pleader’s Office in the Ground Floor of the main building.

     (v) Public Prosecutor’s Office in the Second Floor of the Main Building.