District Judiciary Setup
The District Legal Services Authority, Williamnagar has been established under the aegis of the Meghalaya State Legal Service Authority. The District & Sessions Judge is the Chairman and the Chief Judicial Magistrate is the Secretary of the District Legal Services Authority, East Garo Hills.
Prior to the separation of the Judiciary from the Executive, civil and criminal powers were exercised by the Deputy Commissioner and the Assistants to the Deputy Commissioner. There are at present 3 police stations, 1 out post and 1 check post, falling under the jurisdiction of the District. The Court of the District and Sessions Judge, East Garo Hills District, Williamnagar was established and jointly inaugurated on 27th June 2014 by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Dr. Mukul Sangma and the Chief Justice of the High Court of Meghalaya, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Prafulla C Pant. The courts try cases as empowered under the relevant laws defining their territorial and pecuniary jurisdiction, etc. Smti. Gasalynn Rani was appointed as the first District and Sessions Judge, Shri. Febroneous Silkam Sangma as the first Chief Judicial Magistrate, Smti. Daphira Sohtun as the first Munsiff and Judicial Magistrate First Class and Smti. Nathe M.Momin as the first Judicial Magistrate First Class of the District.
The Court of the District & Sessions Judge, East Garo Hills, Williamnagar
The Court of the District and Sessions Judge, East Garo Hills District, Williamnagar is currently housed in the office premises of the Deputy Commisser, East Garo Hills.
Civil Jurisdiction: The Courts of the District Judge, Munsiff and others try Civil Cases arising from the entire area of East Garo Hills District. The courts come under the Code of Civil Procedure 1908 and other laws defining their territorial and pecuniary jurisdiction, etc.
Criminal Jurisdiction: In criminal matters, the Courts of the Session Judge, Chief Judicial Magistrate and other Judicial Magistrates are set up under the Criminal Procedure Code 1973. The Courts of the Chief Judicial Magistrate and Judicial Magistrates try criminal cases arising from the entire area of the East Garo Hills District.
Office of the District and Sessions Judge,
East Garo Hills Distrct,
Williamnagar - 794 111
Phone no: 03658-220058
Fax : 03658-220054
| District and Sessions Judge
Chairman, District Legal Services Authority
|Shri. Wanlura Diengdoh||03658-220055 (O)
|Chief Judicial Magistrate
Secretary, District Legal Services Authority
Principal Magistrate, Juvenile Justice Board
|Shri. Febroneous Silkam Sangma||
|Judicial Magistrate First Class||Smti. Nathe M. Momin||03658-220051 (O)
In the Meeting held on 2/9/2013 at the Advocates’ Chamber of the Deputy Commissioner’s Office East Garo Hills District, Williamnagar a resolution was adopted by the practicing Advocates whereby the “Williamnagar Bar Association” was formed. The Association consists of a President, a vice-President, a Secretary, a Joint-Secretary, a Treasurer and Executive Members. There are about ten (10) members and three (3) non members. The Williamnagar Bar Association has maintained its spirit upto now. The source of income of the Bar Association is collection from its members @ Rs 1,500/- as enrolment fees and monthly fees of Rs 200/- as continuing fees for membership. The Bar Association has its Chamber within the building of the Office of the Deputy Commissioner East Garo Hills, Williamnagar. It has maintained a separate room for the Public Prosecutor in the said building. The Williamnagar Bar Association comprises of young lawyers who have passed out from various Law Colleges/Universities of India and who have now joined this profession to enable speedy judicial work and to render justice to the citizens of the East Garo Hills District.