Howrah District Court Hand Book

Dress Code for Advocates




(Rules under Section 49(1)(gg) of the Act)

Advocates appearing in the Supreme Court, High Courts, Subordinate Courts, Tribunals or Authorities shall wear the following as part of their dress which shall be sober and dignified: –

I. Advocates other than lady Advocates

(a) A black buttoned up coat, chapkan, achkan, black sherwani and white bands with Advocates’ Gowns, or

(b) A black open breast coat, white shirt, white collar, stiff or soft, and white bands with Advocates’ Gowns.

In either case long trousers (white, black striped or grey) or Dhoti.

II. Lady Advocates

(a) Black and full or half sleeve jacket or blouse, white collar stiff or soft, with white bands and Advocates’ Gowns.

White blouse, with or without collar, with white bands and with a black open breast coat.


(b) Sarees of long skirts (white or black of any mellow of subdued colour without any print or design) of Flare (white, black or black striped or grey) or Punjabi dress churidar-kurta or salawar-kurta with or without dupatta) white or black:

PROVIDED that the wearing of Advocates’ gowns shall be optional except when appearing in the Supreme Court or in a High Court:

PROVIDED FURTHER that in courts other than the Supreme Court, High Court, District Court, Sessions Court or City Civil Court a black tie may be worn instead of bands.


Howrah District Judgeship – Courts and Jurisdictions

1. District and Sessions Judge, Howrah 

Practice :

  • Bail application- Criminal Appeal-Criminal Revision [10.30 AM-1.50 PM]
  • Civil Appeal- Civil Revision- Mutual Divorce petition [2.00 PM-5.00 PM]

Additional District Judge Amta, Howrah
Additional District Judge, Uluberia

2.Chief Judicial Magistrate, Howrah

Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Amta, Howrah
Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Uluberia, Howrah

[Directly accept Put up, Surrender & Bail applications. Other applications through filing Counter- Place it before 11.00 AM ]

Judicial Magistrates [ Seven Courts]

3.Civil Judge Jr. Divn. Howrah

Civil Judge, Jr. Divn. Amta, Howrah
Civil Judge, Jr. Divn. Uluberia, Howrah

4.Civil Judge Sr. Divn.Howrah

Civil Judge, Sr.Divn.Uluberia, Howrah

5. Railway Magistrate, Howrah

6. Howrah Municipality Magistrate

7. First Track Court Howrah[ 3 Courts]

8. Court of the Executive Magistrate[ Appeal to Session Judge] [2 Courts]

Howrah  District Court usually deals with  following Types of Cases

  1. Misc application [u/s 156(3) Cr.P.C]
  2. Matrimonial Suit – Matrimonial Suit
  3. Criminal Appeal – Criminal Appeal
  4. Misc. Appeal – Misc. Appeal
  5. Criminal Revision – Criminal Revision
  6. Title Appeal – Title Appeal
  7. M A C C – M.A.C.C
  8. Mjc – Misc Judicial Case
  9. Act Viii Miscellaneous Case – Act VIII Miscellaneous Case
  10. Probate Suit 
  11. L.o.a. Suit – L.O.A. SUIT
  12. Mc – Misc Case
  13. Bail Regular
  14. Bail anticipatory
  15. CA – Caveat Application
  16. Civil Appeal
  17. Civil Execution
  18. Civil Misc
  19. Civil Revision
  20. Civil Revision u/s 115 A of CPC
  21. Complaint Case
  22. Criminal Case
  23. Crl. Execution – Criminal Execution
  24. Divorce On Mutual Consent
  25. Electricity Act
  26. Estate Acquisition Appeal
  27. Gr Case[Police case]
  28. Hindu Adaptation & Maint Act –  Maint Case
  29. Insolvancy Petition
  30. L A C – Land Acquisition Cases
  31. L A Ex. – Land Acquisition Execution
  32. L.O.A.
  33. M A C C Ex. – MACC Execution
  34. Misc Case (pre-emption)
  35. Misc. Criminal Revision
  36. Misc Crl Case – Misc Criminal Case
  37. Misc. Execution Case
  38. Money Appeal
  39. Money Execution
  40. Money Suit
  41. Mr  Maintenance – MR case for Maintenance
  42. M V Act – Motor Vehicle Case
  43. N D P S Case – NDPS Case
  44. NGR Case
  45. Other Appeal[Which is not listed here]
  46. Other Suit[Which is not listed here]
  47. Probate Case
  48. S C C Ex. – Execution
  49. S C C Suit – SCC SUIT
  50. Sessions Case
  51. Sessions Trial
  52. Special Court Cases
  53. Succession Case
  54. Title Execution
  55. Title Suit
  56. Trust Suit  



  1. The Code Of Civil Procedure (West Bengal Amendment) Act, 1988
  2. The Calcutta High Court Amendment of the Code of Civil Procedure Rules, 2006
  3. Case Flow Management Rules 2006 in the Subordinate Courts [West Bengal]


  1. Treasury_Rule_Full
  2. West Bengal service Rule Part -1
  3. West Bengal service Rule Part -2
  4. West Bengal Service Rule, Note, Vol-I
  5. Civil Rules and Orders
  6. Criminal Rules and Orders 


Aannual Confidential Report [ Judicial Officer]

 Subordinate Court Criminal Rules- West Bengal

Contact Details Howrah Juvenile Justice Board

General Information
Address: 8 strak road Belur adjacent with smm home Liluah Howrah
Pin Code: 711204
District: Haora
Landline Number: 03326550232
Mobile Number: 9339745508
Days of Sitting: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

No. of Stenographers to be given to each Judge.

(a) Civil Judge ( Jr. Div.)/ Magistrate—- One Grade-III Stenographer
(b) Civil Judge( Sr.Div.)/CJM/CMM—One Grade-II Stenographer
(c) Principal Dist. & Sess. Judge—One Grade-I Stenographer and the Principal City Civil Court Judge—One Executive Assistant.

নেজারত বিভাগ-তদারক সহ অফিসিয়াল কাজ

১ বিভিন্ন আদালত হতে পরোয়ানা গ্রহণ
২ পরোয়ানা রেজিস্ট্রিতে উত্তোলন
৩ বিট ভাগ করা
৪ পরোয়ানা হাওলা করা
৫ জারিকারক হতে পরোয়ানা ফেরত গ্রহণ
৬ পরোয়ানা প্রদাণকারী আদালতের পরোয়ানা ফেরত প্রদাণ
৭ ডায়েরি তদারক করা
৮ বিভিন্ন আদালতের রিকুজিশন গ্রহণ করা
৯ অনুমোদিত রিকুজিশনের মালামাল ক্রয় ও বন্টন করা
১০ বিভিন্ন অফিসে পত্র প্রেরণ, গ্রহণ, লিখন ও যোগাযোগ করা
১১ মূল্যবান সামগ্রী হেফাজত ও রক্ষণাবেক্ষণ করা
১২ আদালতের স্থাবর ও অস্থাবর সম্পত্তি রক্ষণাবেক্ষণ
১৩ গাড়ি রক্ষণাবেক্ষণ
১৪ জমাকৃত টাকা গ্রহণ ও ব্যাংকে প্রেরণ
১৫ সার্ভিস স্টাম্প সরবরাহ
১৬ আদালতের নির্দেশিত পত্র প্রস্তুত ও উপস্থাপন করা
১৭ নিলাম কাজ পরিচালনা করা
১৮ নির্দেশিত দেওয়ানী দখল কাজ সম্পন্ন করা
১৯ জারি কারকের কর্মবন্টন
২০ প্রটোকলজনিত কাজ করা


General functions under Officer-in-Charge

  • Generally deals with law matters related to Criminal Cases, Violation of Human Rights, Essential Commodity Act, Arms Act etc.
  • Engagement of Assistant Public Prosecutor through Public Prosecutor to defend the State Govt. in all sorts of Trial, Appeal, Criminal Revision in various Courts of Howrah district.
  • Engagement of State Advocate through the Legal Remembrancer to defend the District Magistrate in Writ Petition filed in the High Court, Calcutta.
  • Vesting powers U/S 133 and Sec 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 of Executive Magistrate to newly posted Dy. Magistrate & Dy. Collector in the District to discharge function of Executive Magistrate in maintaining law and order.
  • Engagement of Executive Magistrate in disposal of unclaimed property lying at Malkhana of Police Stations under the jurisdiction of this district.
  • Engagement of Executive Magistrate in maintaining law and order and inquest matter.
  • Engagement of Sanction order U/S 39 of the Arms Act, 1959 for Prosecution of accused U/S 25(1-b) (a) and U/S 27 of Arms Act, 1959 as received from the different Police Stations under the jurisdiction of this district.
  • Cause enquiry in the matter relating to Police Firing held within the jurisdiction of this district.
  • Issue of Certificate for exemption of Excise Duty in respect of G.I Pipe of different diameter as notified by the Finance Deptt. Govt India to be used in different Water Supply Scheme undertaken by the State Govt. / Local Bodies etc.
  • Cause enquiry in case of Custodial Death and send report to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and West Bengal Human Rights Commission (WBHRC). Payment of compensation to the victim on violation of human rights as awarded by the NHRC and WBHRC from time to time.
  • Correctional Home (Jail) matters
  • Matter related to withdrawal of Cases u/s 321 of Cr.P.C
  • Matter related to Child Rape Case
  • Payment of professional fees to Ld Public Prosecutor, Govt Panelled Assistant Public Prosecutor of the Howrah District
  • Payment of Charges of carrying dead bodies post mortem, diet charges of inmates of police custody.
  • Payment of Electricity Bill of Howrah Police Morgue

Other Duties

  • Matters relating to Registration of News Paper / Magazines / Periodicals
  • Low Income Group Housing (LIGH) release of mortgage deed that are provided loan under LIGH Scheme.
  •   Complaint received from public on violation of Human Rights
Types of complaints which are enquired and disposed of from this office:-

  • Compliant on violation of Human Rights received from individual against any individual.
  • Compliant on violation of Human Rights received from National and State Human Rights Body.
  • Payment of compensation to the victims as awarded by the National and State Human Rights Body from time to time have been given after proper enquiry by this end.
  • Custodial Death / Death of Under Trial / Convicted Prisoners under custody as occurred within the jurisdiction of this district has been enquired into as per strict standard protocol and guidelines formulated by the  National Human Rights Commission
  • Documents pertaining to death ofUnder Trial / Convicted Prisoners under custody as directed by the   National Human Rights Commission are sent after procuring it from the different end.


  • All RTI related application received through D.M. Confidential section and place to SPIO for necessary action, if possible copy of relevant documents handed over to the applicant by the fees as admissible and if not possible others sent to the concerned department for necessary action within the time limit.
  • Engagement of Issue and renewal of Money Lending cases.
  • Appointment and transfer cases of Stamp Vendor in this District.
  • All Departmental Proceeding Cases.
  • R.T.I Act, 2005
  • Refund of Non-Judicial stamp duty and SABR.
  • Establishment related matter.
  • Engagement of Ld. Government Pleader/ Ld. A.G.Ps in District Courts and opinion of Ld. G.P. Howrah District.
  • Adjudication of deficit stamp duty.
  • Departmental Audit.
  • Legal Heir Certificate in connection with Govt. / Govt. undertaking .
  • Payment of Professional Fees of Ld. G.P. and Ld. A.G.Ps.
  • Possession of property U/S. SARFAESI Act, 2002 .
  • Resource Mobilization .
  • Electricity Duty.
  • Enquiry and report of Probate cases.
  • Clearance report of the staff members, maintenance of asset register.
  • Matters relating to the Probate Cases.
  • Matters relating to the Stamp Vendor.
  • Matters relating to the SARFAESI Act, 2002.
  • Matters related to RTI Act, 2005
  • Matter relating to refund of Non- Judicial Stamp and SABR.
  • Matter relating to Money Leading Cases.



Functions under an  ADM-in-Charge :

Land & Land Reforms Department is one of the oldest departments of the state as well as of the country.

The principal work of this department is the implementation of various Land  Reforms Acts especially West  Bengal  Estates  Acquisition  Act, 1953 and the West Bengal Land Reforms Act, 1955.

The activities of this department have tremendous social implications and have an important role in reducing disparities in the socio-economic structure of the agrarian society of this state.

Under the changed scenario, this department has also been one of the keen pins of socio-economic development, industrial growth and modernization on one hand while harnessing indiscriminate changes in land utilization pattern.

The District Land & Land Reforms Officer, having the powers of Collector, heads the Integrated  Set up of Land & Land Reforms Administration in the district. In a district, the entire structure consists of four tiers extended up to Gram panchayet level at the lowest.

This office has five sections viz  Establishment  &  Nazarath,  Serestha, Law cell, Drawing Section and Computer  Section.

The  Establishment  Section deals with all the establishment related matter pertaining to leave, transfer and posting of officers and staff and their service matters & also the function of D.D.O.

The Law cell deals with various court cases relating to LR and appeals under WBLR Act. It also handles vesting and divesting cases.

The  Shrestha Section deals with lease and license,  collection  of Land  Revenue  & Royalty,   Report   &  Returns,   Conversion Miscellaneous issues like Public grievance, Assembly questions, Audit matters etc.

The technical adviser is the head of the drawing Section which deals with the inking of L.R. maps and despatch of sheets to the W.B.D.O. The Computer  Section deals with computerized land records including all kinds of report and return.


The office maintains numerous  registers  in  terms  of  the Bengal Manual, amongst them are : 

1.         Register           – I                    Jamabandi Register/Rent

2.         Register           – III                  Collection Register

3.         Register           – IV                 Cash Book Register.

4.         Register           – V                   Pass Book

5.         Register           – VIII               Vested Land Register

6.         Register           – IX                 Mutation Register

7.         Register           – X                   L.T. & S.T. Register

8.         Register           – XII                Settlement Register

9.         Register           – XIII               Misc. case Register.

10.       Register           – 26                  Inspection Register.

11.       Register           – 94                  D.C.R. and R. R. Book

12.       C.R./C.O. Register

14.       Stock Register

15.       Court Fee Register

16.       Leave Register

17.       Staff Register

18.       Attendance Register

19.       File Index Register.




Recruitment to Group -‘C’ staffs in different District Judgeship, which provides the constitution of the District Recruitment Committee and the Recruitment Committee for City Civil Courts and the Recruitment Cell to be established in each District Court and the City Civil Court. The Recruitment Cell was entrusted to frame a guidelines for the Recruitment Committee including processing the applications received for the post and short-listing them and such recruitment should take place every year well in advance before the vacancy arise.

West Bengal Services (Appointment, Probation and Absorption of Group – C Employees) Rules, 2013.[1st March, 2013]

Group-D staff:-

Howrah District Court English Stenographer Exam Pattern

S.No Exam Paper Subject Marks Duration
1 Written Test Paper-I Dictation & Transcription 200 1 Hour
Paper-II General English 100 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Paper-III Typing Test 100 10 Minutes

Howrah District Court – Lower Division Clerk 

S.No Exam Part Subject Marks Duration
1 Written Test Part-I Mathematical Skills 100 1 Hour 30 Minutes
General Awareness
Part II English 50 1 Hour

Howrah District Court Process Server, Peon, Day Guard, Night Guard  Exam Pattern

S.No Exam Part Subject Marks Duration
1 Written Test Part-I General knowledge 70 2 Hour 30 Minutes
Part II Subjective English 30

Howrah District Court Sweeper Exam Pattern

S.No Exam Paper Subject Marks Duration
1 Written Test Paper I General Awareness 70 45 Minutes


  1. General English.
  2. Mathematics.
  3. General Knowledge.

 General English

  • Spelling.
  • Correct use of words.
  • The correctness of Sentences.
  • Use of common phrases.
  • Synonyms.
  • Antonyms.
  • Punctuation etc.


  • Percentages.
  • Problems on Ages.
  • Averages.
  • Time & Work.
  • Simplification.
  • Pipes & Cisterns.
  • Profit and Loss.
  • Interest.
  • Boats & Streams.
  • Time & Distance.
  • Data Interpretation etc.

Howrah District Court LDC Syllabus for General Knowledge

  • Current Events – National & International.
  • Culture & Heritage – India.
  • Geography – India.
  • General Polity.
  • History – India.
  • Science & Technology.
  • Economy – India.
  • Environmental Studies.
  • Current Affairs – National & International.




Law Cell:

  1. All Court matters including legal opinion, engagement of State Advocates, Preparation of Statement of Fact etc.
  2. Matters relating to Advocate General/ Legal Remembrance/ Government Pleader/ Public Prosecutor/ Secretary, Law Department/ Secretary, Judicial Department.
  3. Police firing cases/ Magisterial Enquiries.
  4. Departmental Proceedings /Appeal matters.

The Director General & Inspector General of Correctional Services, West Bengal office at Directorate of Correctional Services, WB, Jessop Building, 63, N. S. Road, Kolkata-700001


Criminal Justice Practice

Office of the Prosecution 

Public Prosecutors ( Session Court)

The Public Prosecutor conducts criminal cases on behalf of the Government of West Bengal in the session court. The cases handled by the Public Prosecutor are of grave in nature and exclusively trailed by the Session Court. Also appears in the appeals and revision against the order of the lower Courts. At present five advocates are appointed and appearing in the Sessions court for conducting the criminal cases on case wise fees payable on their appearance basis.

Assistant Public Prosecutor[ Government Cadre]

His main function is to conduct Criminal cases in the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate/ Judicial Magistrate First Class. In addition to the case filed by the Police, he also deals with the criminal cases of other Department such as Food and Drugs, Labour Department, Excise Department, Forest Department, Town and County Planning Department of the Administration.

  • Court Inspector [GR Section- Attached with CJM Court]
  • Court Inspector Railway [GR Section- Attached with CJM Court]
  • Filing Counter [CJM Court] 10.00 AM -11.30 AM
  • Centralised Filing Counter [ Under Register – 10.00 AM -3.30 PM]


 Important Contact Nos

District Judge Howrah-033-2641-4812 (T)

CJM – Chief Judicial Magistrate Howrah -033-2641-1154 [L]

Government Pleader (GP)-Sri Madan Mohan Banerjee -033-2641-4912 (T) / 9830380925

Public Prosecutor (PP) Howrah-033-2641-3666 (T)

Director Public Prosecution WB Judicial Dept Bhawani Bhawan 1st Flr Kol – 27[033-2449-8380]

  • Dy Director Public Prosecution Howrah

District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) Civil Court Bldg 4/1 MG Rd Howrah – 1[033-2641-2355]

District Registrar Howrah-033-2641-2992 (T)

Controller Thika Tenancy-033-2641-2990 / 1387 (T)

Dy Labour Commissioner (DLC) Howrah-033-2637-5136 (T)

Supdt, Liluah SMM Home-033-2655-8872 (T)

Asst Controller of Legal Metrology-033-2641-3346 (T)


Ld Advocate General 

Khatian & Plot Information [HOWRAH JURISDICTION]



কোর্ট ফি সংক্রান্ত বিষয়াদি [Court Fees]

১ টাকা মামলা [Money suit]-এডভেলরেম[Ad velorem]
২ ক্ষতিপুরণ সংক্রান্ত মামলা -এডভেলরেম
৩ বাজার মূল্য আছে এরকম স্থাবর সম্পত্তি সংক্রান্ত মামলা-এডভেলরেম
৪ বাজার মূল্য নেই এরকম স্থাবর সম্পত্তি সংক্রান্ত মামলা-এডভেলরেম
৫ দখল পুনরুদ্ধার সংক্রান্ত সুনির্দিষ্ট প্রতিকার আইনের 5 ধারার মামলা- এডভেলরেম
৬ নিষেধাজ্ঞার মামলা-এডভেলরেম
৭ মুসলিম আইনের অধীনে অগ্রক্রয়-এডভেলরেম
৮ দলিল রদ সংক্রান্ত-এডভেলরেম
৯ দলিল সংশোধন সংক্রান্ত-এডভেলরেম
১০ চুক্তিরদ সংক্রান্ত-এডভেলরেম
১১ ঘোষণা মামলা পরবর্তী প্রতিকার সহ-এডভেলরেম
১২ চুক্তি প্রবলের মামলা-এডভেলরেম
১৩ ইজমেন্ট অধিকার সংক্রান্ত-এডভেলরেম
১৪ বন্ধক খালাসের মামলা -এডভেলরেম
১৫ ফোরক্লোসার সংক্রান্ত মামলা-এডভেলরেম
১৬ Declatory suit -নির্ধারিত
১৭ ভরণপোষণ সংক্রান্ত-নির্ধারিত
১৮ দাম্পত্য অধিকার পুনরুদ্ধার সংক্রান্ত-নির্ধারিত
১৯ বিবাহ বিচ্ছেদ সংক্রান্ত মামলা-নির্ধারিত
২০ অভিভাবকত্ব  সংক্রান্ত মামলা-নির্ধারিত
২১ সাধারণ ঘোষনা  সংক্রান্ত মামলা-নির্ধারিত
২২ বাটোয়ারা ও পৃথক দখল সংক্রান্ত মামলা-এডভেলরাম
২৩ অগ্রক্রয় মামলা [Pre emption]-নির্ধারিত
২৪ সাধারন ঘোষণা সংক্রান্ত মামলা -নির্ধারিত
২৫ জমি, ভবন ও বাগান দখল পুনরুদ্ধার সংক্রান্ত মামলা-এডভেলরাম
২৬ সুনির্দিষ্ট প্রতিকার আইনের 6 ধারার দখল পুনরুদ্ধার সংক্রান্ত মামলা-এডভেলরাম
২৭ ভাড়া মামলা-এডভেলরাম
২৮ ডিক্রী রদের মামলা-এডভেলরাম
২৯ ঘোষণা ও নিষেধাজ্ঞা একত্রে-এডভেলরাম
৩০ আপিল ও রিভিশন -নির্ধারিত
৩১ ক্রোক রদের মামলা-এডভেলরাম
৩২ Vakalat – Petition – application – Fixed
৩৩ বেদখল অবস্থায় ঘোষণা মামলা –  এডভেলরাম
৩৪ দখলে থাকাবস্থায় ঘোষণা মামলা -নির্ধারিত



IN THE COURT OF THE LD…………………………     AT     ………..

Case No…………..

Case Title:                                                        vs                                      

Appearance on behalf of : 

Contact no of Client:                                                

Name of the Advocate:

 Address & Registration No:

Contact No:


NB: Due to emergency the abovenamed Client could not able to sign a formal Vakalat but instructed to appear on his/her behalf. Vakalat Shall be filed by the next hearing.

Rules For Advocates

An Advocate shall not accept a fee less than the fee taxable under the rules when the client is able to pay the same.

An Advocate shall not enter appearance in any case in which there is already a vakalatnama or memo of appearance filed by an Advocate engaged for a party except with his consent; in case such consent is not produced he shall apply to the Court stating reasons why the said consent should not be produced and he shall appear only after obtaining the permission of the Court.


Supreme Court Order Regarding Fast Track Court

Service benefits for the Judges of Fast Track Courts [Supreme Court Directions]

Complaint against Subordinate Judge

Link for District Courts in West Bengal

Howrah Bar Association

Incumbent Secretary: Debasish Mondol-098302 78977(M)

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Veteran member -Ex-President of the Bar Mr. Sumanta Banerjee
Tel-086976 15528[M]