Madurai Bench of Madras High Court
The Madras High Court Bench at Madurai was inaugurated on Saturday, the 24th July of 2004 by Hon'ble Mr.Justice R.C. LAHOTI, Chief Justice of India and presided over by Hon'ble Mr. Justice B.SUBHASHAN REDDY, Chief Justice, High Court, Madras in the presence of Hon'ble Mr. Justice SHIVARAJ V.PATIL, Judge, Supreme Court of India, Hon'ble Mr. Justice K.G.BALAKRISHNAN, Judge, Supreme Court of India, Hon'ble Dr. Justice AR. LAKSHMANAN, Judge, Supreme Court of India, Mr. H.R.BHARDWAJ, Hon'ble Minister of Law and Justice, Government of India, Mr.D.JAYAKUMAR, Hon'ble Minister for Law, Information Technology & Electricity, Government of Tamil Nadu, and Mr.K.VENKATAPATHY, Hon'ble Minister of State for Law and Justice, Government of India. The High Court Bench started functioning with effect from 24-07-2004 with the Jurisdiction of the Districts of Kanniyakumari, Tirunelveli, Tuticorin, Madurai, Dindigul, Ramanathapuram, Virudhunagar, Sivaganga, Pudukkottai, Thanjavur, Tiruchirappalli and Karur. Excepting Original Jurisdiction, the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court exercises Jurisdiction in all other matters as in the case of the Madras High Court.
The Administrative Building is a four storied building with a total plinth area of 22,929 Sq.m. It houses all the Offices and Departments of the High Court Bench. The building, housing the Court Halls, is two storied with a ceiling height of 7.20m and other area of the building is four storied with a height of 3.60 m. The total plinth area of the building is 15209 Sq.m and it consists of 12 Numbers, of Court Halls, Chambers of Hon’ble Judges, Steno room and Visitors Halls. The Hon’ble Judges Chamber has a resting room with toilet facilities.
The air conditioning work and wall paneling of court halls and the Hon’ble Judges Chambers have been fully air conditioned with wall paneling and false ceiling etc.. The Court Halls have been provided with Public Address systems. Out of 12 Court Halls four major Court Halls have been furnished based on the model of Supreme Court of India and Delhi High Court. The four court halls have full dais with secondary dais for court officer and Personal Assistant Book Shelves, Cushion seats, barricades etc, the other 8 court halls have been furnished as per the court halls of High Court of Madras with a smaller single dais for Hon’ble Judge with other furniture such as cushion seats and barricading etc. Network connection has been given to all sections and head of offices . The Personal Assistant Section in the first floor is also fully air conditioned with false ceiling arrangements. Computer facility provided to departments. Landscaping has been done in front of the Administrative Block.