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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE & LAW

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 (MANUAL – I)

PARTICULARS OF ORGANIZATION, FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES 

 

I)       ORGANIZATION:

The Department of Justice & Law Department deals with the administration of civil & criminal justice. The advent of the British Raj had ushered the introduction of the Rules of Administration of justice and police in Nagaland, 1937 as there was prevalence of a unique judicial system where both civil and criminal justice was delivered through traditional/customary Laws and practices to the people. Under these Rules, the Deputy Commissioners and other executive Magistrates are empowered or invested to exercise judicial powers. The judicial officers also draw their judicial powers as envisaged under the Rules of 1937.

Decision making is an important aspect of governing the entire gamut of administration of government machinery. The working system under Justice & Law Department is somewhat peculiar as in the absence of a Directorate set up, the whole administrative power of the Department rest with the Principal Secretary. Therefore, any decision requiring good governance of the Department percolates down to sub-ordinates level that originates at the level of Principal Secretary.

The separation of Judiciary from the Executive made effective from 17/04/08 had withdrawn the status of Head of Department (Judicial) vested to the Office of the then Deputy Commissioner (Judicial) now, District & Session Judge, Dimapur. The separation however, has its affect only on the Municipal area of Dimapur which is now directly placed under the Administrative control of the  High Court, Guwahati. Otherwise, the judicial system and its administration in the State still cling to bureaucracy.

The District & Session Judge in their respective district Headquarters act as Head of the Establishment who by virtue of their status and responsibilities draw their respective delegated powers from the Administrative Head of the Department at Kohima.

 

 

 Organizational Structure

 

 

 

 MANUAL – II

 

POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES

A. Justice

(i) Nagaland Judiciary: The Office of the District & Session Judge at Dimapur area under Municipality is assisted in the functioning of the Office by a superintendent and other Ministerial staff.

The District & Session Judge has been empowered and designated as Special Judge for the trial of NDPS/anticorruption/CBI cases I Appeal and other Criminal and Civil cases within the state. He is the Chairman of the Human Rights Committee in addition to his normal duties. He is also a member of Motor Accident Claim Tribunal (MACT) to try MACT cases within the jurisdiction of Dimapur and Peren.

(ii) Subordinate Judiciary: With the exception of Longleng district, Judicial Officers in the rank of District & Session Judge and CJM/Civil Judge (Jr.)are posted in all the districts. Besides the Judicial Magistrates who are the guardian of the judicial powers, the Executive Officers of the district administration are also invested with the magisterial power under the Rules for Administration of Justice and Police, 1937.

The State of Nagaland functions with the following subordinate judicial Magistrate posted in various districts.

(1) Principal District & Sessions Judge                                             4 (four)
(2) District & Sessions Judge                                                          -         5 (five)
(3) Principal Judge, Family Courts, Kohima                            -         1 (one)
(4) District & Sessions Judge, Family Courts, Dimapur            -         1(one)
(5) District & Sessions Judge, Member Secretary (NSLSA)                 -         1 (one)
(5) Chief Judicial Magistrate                                                  -         4 (four)
(6) Civil Judge (Jr.)                                                             -         10 (ten)

          The Additional District & Session Judge in their respective districts is the President of the District Consumer Forum. All Additional District & Session Judge except the districts of Zunheboto and Peren are members of MACT in their respective districts.

          (iii) Family Court:

The Family Courts which deal with issues arising out of family disputes have been established in Nagaland on the direction of the Centre in the year 2008. There are 2(two) numbers of Family Courts at Kohima & Dimapur have been setup as an experimental basis to deal with the above issues. The two Family Courts are assisted by two counselors to counsel the parties involved in the matrimonial disputes.

(iv)Legal Advice: The Department is consulted for legal advice in all matters related to conditions of service of the various Departments and also for preparation of responses to various Govt. cases in the Supreme/High Courts. The Department is consulted for legislative drafting by various departments in the drafting of Bills; service Rules and other memorandum of their respective departments. The Department is also consulted for vetting of various Legislations and Subordinate Legislations. The Law Committee of Justice and Law Department recommends for adoption of Law enacted by parliament and deletion of old obsolete laws.
B.      Litigation
          (i) Advocate General Nagaland Guwahati: The Advocate General Nagaland is the Principal Legal Officer entrusted with the conduct of Govt. litigations in the Supreme Court, Guwahati High Court and other High Courts. He is assisted by one Senior Govt. Advocate and two Addl. Senior Govt. Advocates in the conduct and performance of its duties. A Govt. pleader is appointed on retainer basis to look after cases at subordinate courts where the State Govt. is a party.
         
          (ii) Additional Advocate General, Nagaland, Kohima: For administrative convenience of the state of Nagaland, two Additional Advocate General is posted at Kohima bench of Gauhati High Court. They are assisted by one Senior Advocate, two Addl. Sr. Government Advocates and two Jr. Govt. Advocates appointed on retainer basis.

          (iii) Advocate on Record-cum-Standing Counsel: An Advocate on record­ and two standing counsel appears/represents on behalf of the state of Nagaland at the Supreme Court in all the cases where the state is made a party.

          (iv) Prosecution officers: Prosecution officers are posted in all the districts headquarters to look after the Government litigations in the subordinate courts. The strength of the prosecution officers in the state are as follows.

(1) Public Prosecutor                                                            -         4 (four)
(2) Addl. Public Prosecutor                                                    -         2 (two)
(3) Assistant Public Prosecutor:                                             -         9 (Nine)
(4) Presenting Officer (Vigilance) in the rank of P.P.                -         1 (one)
(5) Assistant P.P. on retainer basis                                        -         6 (six)

          While dealing with different cases of the state, they co-ordinate with the police, paramilitary, Army, excise and customs Department.

 

C.       Powers and Duties of Judicial Officers in the District

(1).     With the Separation of Judiciary from the Executive, the power exercising administrative Head of the Directorate of Judiciary has been withdrawn from the District & Session Judge at Dimapur. Since then, the Office of the District & Session Judge functions as District & Session Court under the High Court. The District & Session Judge also functions as the Special Judge to try cases relating to NDPS, corruption and other related drugs cases. All Motor accident cases are tried before the District & Session Judge as member of MACT and as Presiding Officer consumer forum. For Criminal cases, District & Session Judge court is designated as Session Court and for civil cases as District Judge. The District & Session Court is empowered to convict a person with death penalty which of course is subject to its confirmation by the High Court.

(2).     In every District Head quarter, District & Session Judge is posted as head of the establishment of Judiciary. Under every Additional District & Session Judge one or more Chief Judicial Magistrate or Civil Judge (Junior) are posted according to the number of cases.
          The District & Session Judge is empowered with the powers and functions as special Judge to try cases relating to NDPS, corruption and drug cases and as a Member, MACT for motor accident cases. He is also the presiding officer to try cases of the Consumer Forum. The District & Session Judge court also tries both civil and criminal cases. The District & Session Judge court is empowered to convict an accused to award death penalty which is subject to confirmation by the High Court. The D.C Administration and the District & Session Judge Courts have concurrent powers & functions except that all matter regarding general Administration, Law & Order problems are looked after by D.C (Admn.) while matters purely of judicial in nature are being dealt with by the District & Session Judge

(3).     CJM: In every district there is one or more courts of Chief Judicial Magistrate. The court of CJM is to try any particular case or class of cases in the local area of its jurisdiction. The class of cases and those endorsed to its court by the court ofDistrict & Session Judge for disposal. The courts of CJM are subordinate to the court of District & Session court in whose court they exercise jurisdiction. The District & Session court may, from time to time, make rules consistent with the Cr. PC, as to the distribution of business among the CJM/ Civil Judge (Junior)courts.

(4).     Civil Judge (Junior)are posted in the district to work under the subordination of the District & Session Judge. Civil Judge (Junior) courts are the original jurisdictional court where cases are tried initially. These courts as such takes up petty cases, summon cases non-cognizable & Boilable cases, police remand prayers, recording of confessional statements of accused, judicial remand, etc. In the present set up, all the Civil Judge (Junior)are empowered to exercise the powers and function of CJM for criminal triable cases, and also designated as Assistant to Deputy Commissioner to try cases of civil nature.

 

D.Powers & Duties of Public Prosecutor and Additional Public Prosecutor:
(a) The Public Prosecutor/Addl. Public Prosecutor is the head of the Prosecution department in a district. He is responsible for overall administration and matters related to prosecution in criminal cases. In matters of civil cases where the Govt./ Deptts. of the Govt. are involved, the Public Prosecutor /Addl. Public Prosecutor represent or plead as Govt. pleader to defend the interest of the Govt. In every district the state Govt. appoints a Public Prosecutor and or one or more Addl. Public Prosecutor to assist the Public Prosecutor. The Public Prosecutor is also assisted by appointment of one or more Assistant Public Prosecutor /Addl. Public Prosecutor who are appointed for one district may be appointed also for another district as and when situation demands.

          Trials are to be conducted by PP before the Court of Session. The Prosecution is re represented by Public Prosecutor or Addl. Public Prosecutor but not by Asstt Public Prosecutor and below as provided under section: 225 Cr.P.C section : 226 Cr. P.C. provides for the prosecution to open the case records when accused appears or is brought before the court in commitment of the case. And then describing the charges brought against the accused and by what evidences to prove the guilt of the revised. As and when the accused are found guilty and evidences proved beyond reasonable doubt, prosecution makes the prayer to the Hon'ble Court to convict them as per charges framed under various sections of law provided in the Indian penal code (IPC).

(b) The Assistant Public Prosecutor (Asstt. Public Prosecutor) are also designated as head of the prosecution Department in the district where they are being posted presently. The Assistant Public Prosecutor represents the govt. prosecution department before the court of Judicial Magistrate First Class and JM-second class courts only. They take up cases which are less severe like summon cases, petty cases, etc.

Section: 301 Cr.P.C. provides the Public Prosecutor or the Assistant Public Prosecutor in charge of a case to appear and plead without any written authority before any court in which the case is under inquiry, trial or appeal. If in such case, any private person instructed a pleader to prosecute any person in court, the Public Prosecutor/ Assistant Public Prosecutor -in- charge of the case shall conduct the prosecution and the pleader so instructed should act under the direction of Public Prosecutor or Assistant Public Prosecutor and with the permission of the Court, submit written arguments after the evidence is closed in the case. The accused when found guilty and evidence proved beyond all reasonable doubts then the prosecution will pray to the Hon'ble court to pass order of conviction in a criminal case.

(c) In case of civil suits, disputes matrimonial, etc the Public Prosecutor, Additional Public Prosecutor and Assistant Public Prosecutor has also been designated as Government pleaders to take up civil matters when the Government Departments are made party. They plead for and on behalf of the state Government. In fact briefly, the Public Prosecutor /Addl. Public Prosecutor/ Assistant Public Prosecutor who are also designated as Government pleaders shoulder the responsibility to assist and defend the Govt. departments action/decisions taken by giving proper guidance, directions and advices whenever requires and sought for.

E.       DUTIES & FUNCTIONS OF SECRETARIAT ADMINISTRATION

(1)  Secretary: The Department of Justice & Law is headed by a Secretary who is assisted by the Officers and Staff of the Department in the governance and dealing with the day to day official business. The Secretary being the Administrative head of the Department generally deals with policy direction, legislation, Assembly Business etc. The Department deals with legal advice to all Govt. Departments, co-ordinates Govt. cases pending in the Supreme Court, High Court, Subordinate Courts, enactment of new Laws and Acts, appoints Public Notaries, deals with all matters covering Law and its implementation.. He is the Principal advisor to the Minister or Parliamentary Secretary where placed independent charge of the Department on all matters of policy and administration of the Department.

          In normal, Office business of all matters from Minister or Parliamentary Secretary should pass through Secretary in charge of the Department. At times, with the approval of the Minister/Parliamentary Secretary in charge of the Department, the Secretary may authorize Additional Secretary, Joint Secretary, Deputy Secretary and Under Secretary to dispose off certain cases without reference to the Principal Secretary. The Secretary may also authorize his immediate sub-ordinate to act on his behalf of all the Official business during his absence on Official duty.

(2). Additional Secretary: On a rare occasion, an Additional Secretary may head a Department during a transitional period of Settlement of Transfer and posting. During such period, they act as much similar with full fledged responsibilities as that of Secretary. 

          Joint Secretary, Deputy Secretary is generally in charge of one or more branches. Their duties and responsibilities are ordinarily same. They put up files/papers with comments/ suggestions as and when required to the Principal Secretary.

(3). Under Secretary: The Under secretary is the Officer in charge of one or more branches entrusted with the efficient functioning of the branch. He is responsible for timely and prompt disposal of work in the branch. In consultation with the section Officer, he allocates the subjects to the Dealing Assistants.

(4). Section Officer (SO): A Section Officer of a branch plays very important role as far as general administration of the branch is concerned. Good performance and functioning of a Branch/Department depends wholly on the efficiency and capability of Section Officer. He is the backbone upon which prompt and effective functioning of a branch depends because of his long and experienced service career. It is expected of a Section Officer to give proper guidance and timely supervision of the branch Staff so that no lapses of duty in the performance of works by staff. Section Officer is assisted by one or more Assistant Section Officer, Secretariat Assistant, Junior Secretariat Assistant, Typist and Peons in the discharge of duties.
          The duties of a Section Officer is very vast and by far the most comprehensive amongst the Officers and Staff of a Department/ Branch. The most important duty of Section Officer is to maintain discipline, punctuality, attendance of the Staff. He distributes the works amongst the Staff and sees that the works are equally and justifiably distributed. He marks the receipt in the names of the Assistants and directs them to put up in order of urgency. He scrutinizes the notes and drafts of Assistants and makes necessary correction before submitting to higher Officers.

(5). Assistant Section Officer/ Secretariat Assistant/Junior Secretariat Assistant: They are generally called Dealing Assistants. Their most important duty is to put up files of the receipts while putting up the files they should make sure that all the important points recorded in the letters should be mentioned in as much precise as possible. Whenever, facts, rules, notifications relating to the subject under consideration are required so, photo copies with tags for ready reference of the higher Officers are placed. At times, even suggestions/comments can be suggested to make the higher Officers to examine further and arrive at better decision.

          Though the above mentioned Officer and staff are assigned the same nature of works but at times, the Assistant Section Officer can shoulder all the responsibilities of Section Officer of a branch whenever entrusted to do so.

(6). Stenographer: In normal, they are attached to Officers of the Department. They take notes/dictation of the Officers and type it out in the ready form. They also maintain the record of files movements in and out of the concerned Officers to whom they attached to.

(7). Typist: The number of typist in a Department depends on the size and work loads of the Department. They are attached in the branch and simply type the marked draft in their respective names. They are also supposed to maintain a record of their typing.

(8). Peon: Peons are attached to Officers as well as in the branch. The natures of works performed by both are same. Their duty is to take the files, daks from amongst the Officers, intra-department, and inter-departments. Besides, they are also entrusted to perform the duty of dispatch works if the Section Officer of the branch directed so.

 

(9). Dispatch: The Section Officer of the branch in consultation with the Under Secretary may place any amongst the Staff in the dispatch section. The dispatch section maintains receipt, Register, dispatch register, U.O. Register etc. They distribute the marked daks/ letters in names by the Section Officers to respective dealing Assistants.
          The dispatch section also maintains guard files if the letters to be dispatched contains guard files. Above all, on time recording of files, daks; distribution of daks/letters to respective dealing assistants; dispatching of letters to the addressee is of paramount importance as far as the duties and responsibilities of dispatch section is concerned.

 

MANUAL - III

 

PROCEDURE FOLLOWED IN THE DECISION MAKING PROCESS 

 

a).      For taking a decision in any matter, the Department of Justice & Law follows the Procedure laid down by the Rules of Executive Business and also the Secretariat Manual for Office Procedure.

b).      Decisions are taken in the level of Chief Minister, Chief Secretary or the Principal Secretary or Secretary in charge of Justice & Law depending on the issues at hand. In matters of Legal advice, decision is taken at the level of Principal Secretary (Law).

b).      For withdrawal of prosecution and transfer of cases from one court to another is taken in the level of Chief Minister/ Parliamentary Secretary (Law).

c).      For Plan matters decision is taken at the level of Parliamentary Secretary (Law).

d).      A copy of every such order issued is endorsed to the entire HOD for information and record.

e).      As for Transfer and Posting, promotion, appointment is taken in the line of Chief Minister/ Parliamentary Secretary.

f).       For routine matters, decision is taken in the line of Principal Secretary (Law).

g).      Depending on the nature of the subject matter, the opinion and clearance of P&AR, Finance and Planning is sought before a decision is taken.

h).      Usually routine decisions are taken by the Principal Secretary. However, any decision relating to Public Policy matters and other major or important issues are divided in the level of the Chief Minister, Chief Secretary on the Cabinet as stipulated in the Rules for Executive Business.

 

  

MANUAL - IV

 

The Norms set by it for the discharge of its functions 

The Department of Justice & Law being a Department dealing with all aspects of Law encourages and inculcates into the employees that all matters related to litigation is time bound and insists on timely examination and disposal of Court matters and also to convey similar advice to all the Departments involved in Court cases.

Being the nodal Department for Govt. litigations – time bound court matters are strictly adhered to. The importance of attending training is also emphasized. Foundation Course training is mandatory for Secretariat Staff for next higher promotion.

In-service training for Magistrates and Asstt. Public Prosecutors is also mandatory to update the office with the changing and amended Laws.

MANUAL – V 

The Rules, Regulations, Instructions, Manuals & Records held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions 

The Rules, Regulations, Manuals etc. held by the Department in the discharge and functioning of its Office with the Officers and Staff are generally guided and governed by the Judicial Service Rules, Nagaland Civil Service Rules, Rules of Executive Business, Manual of Office Procedure, Nagaland Government Servant Conduct Rules, Nagaland Services Discipline and Appeal Rules, GPF Rules, Financial Rules, Leave Rules, Pension Rules, Fundamental Rules, Supplementary Rules. Besides the Office may issue Office Memoranda, Instructions and Notifications as and when deem necessary that certain actions are required depending on the nature of disciplines.

MANUAL – VI 

Statements of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control 

The Department maintains a Law Library containing Books as commentaries of the Acts passed by the Parliament and State Legislatures, Law Books for references like Constitutional Law, Customary Laws-Nagaland Code (Vol. I to VII), Civil and Criminal Laws, Police Manual, Family Laws, Service Matters, Journals, Magazines etc. which are made available and access to all wanting to consult and for references. The Library is open on all working days during working hours. Besides such as list of pending/disposal of cases, Accounts-Cash book, Bill, List of notaries; ACRs, Service Books etc. are maintained as confidential records.

 

 

MANUAL – VII 

The particulars of any arrangement that exist for consultation with, or representation by the member of the public in relation to the formulation of its Policy or implementation thereof: 

In view of the provision of Article 371(A) of the Constitution of India which provides that:

(1) Notwithstanding anything in this Constitution –
          (a) No Act of Parliament in respect of-

  1. Religious or social practices of the Nagas,
  2.  Naga customary law and procedure,
  3.  administration of civil and criminal justice involving decisions according to Naga customary law,
  4. ownership and transfer of land and its resources, shall apply to the State of Nagaland unless the Legislative Assembly of Nagaland by a resolution so decides;

Therefore, any Law that pertains to the safeguards enshrined in article 371(A) is examined as the implementation of the same is likely to affect the lives of the Naga People.

          Therefore, in such instances before a decision is taken to lay it before the Legislative Assembly, consultation is usually taken up with Church Organization, Naga Hoho, ENPO, NSF, NMA, Women Commission, Bar Association etc. to solicit their views on the proposed legislation.

          In view of this consultation was taken up for considering the following:-

  1. Separation of Judiciary from the executive in 2005.
  2. Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006.
  3. Registration of Marriage Act on 12/03/2010 and 13/04/2010.

 

 

MANUAL – VIII 

Statement of the Boards, Councils, Committees; meetings of such constituted Boards, Committees and other bodies are open to Public and minutes of such meetings are accessible for Public. 

          

Till date no Boards, Councils or Committees have been constituted by the Department of Justice & Law.

MANUAL - IX  

Directory of Officers and Employees in the Department of Justice & Law

 

Sl. No.

Name

          Designation

Telephone Number

1

Smti. Khanrinla T.Koza

Secretary

0370-2270779(O)

2

Shri. Ngamjok Konyak

Addl. Secretary

0370-2271395(O)

3

Smti.Thejangu-u Kire

Joint Secretary

0370-2271431(O)

5

Shri.Imtiakum

Deputy Secretary

9436006390

6

Shri. Imtitemsu

Under Secretary

9856275409

7

Shri. Chuba Ozukum

Administrative Officer

9436005902

8

Shr. H Kughashe Swu

Asst. Legal Remembrancer

 

9

Shri. Wekou Mero

Asst. Legal Remembrancer

 

10

Smti. Alice Zachariah

PPS

9436607532

11

Shri.Rhonthungo Andreas

Section Officer

9402029888

12

Shri. B.luther

Section Officer

9436010258      

13

S. Asangla

Asst. Supdt.

 

14

Smti. Vakakole

JSO (Ex- Cadre)

9436017741

15

Shri. Hojoho Mekhro

JSO

9856276508

16

Smti.Noklangkumla

JSO

9862078516

17

Shri. Nungshikaba Phom

SA

7085283076

18

Smti. Imlichila

UDA

9436604800

19

Shri. Mayanglamba Jamir

UDA

 

20

Shri. Lambart Ngullie

LDA

9856313632

21

Smti. Tokheli Tuccu

LDA

9862370249

22

Smti. Asangla

Steno

9436011771

23

Smti. Apenla

Steno

9862339590

24

Smti. Wankam Konyak

Steno

8413080452

25

Shri. Neiwelo

Computer Astt.

9436435602

26

Shri. Chubasunep

Computer Astt.

9856802794

27

Shri. Bokaho Sumi

LDA cum Compt. Asstt.

 

28

Smti. Limakala

Typist Sr. Grade

9862666422

29

Smti Lovi

Peon

 

30

Smti.Vitseizonuo

Peon

 

31

Shri. S Tohoto Awomi

Peon Cum Chowkidar

 

32

Shri. Vetsolo-o Koza

Peon Cum Chowkidar

 

33

Shri. Kodonyi

Driver

 

34

Shri. Imkongwati

Driver

8974783741

35

Shri.Shokgnam

Driver

9862244539

36

Shri.Wekrotso

Driver

 

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MANUAL – X

The monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations

Remuneration click here

 

MANUAL – XI

The budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made

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MANUAL – XII                                       

Execution of subsidy Programmes including details of beneficiaries:

 

            No subsidy programmes are implemented in the Department. 

 

MANUAL – XIII  

Disclosure of Financial Assistance available to the people under Section 4 (xii) given by the Law Department

 Financial Assistance by way of Legal Aid is provided by the Nagaland State Legal Service Authority (NSLSA) to poor and indigent persons.

 MANUAL- XIV  

Details in respect of the information available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form

List of information available in electronic form:

 

1.      List of Pending & Disposal of cases (District wise).

2.      RTI Manual.

3.      Incumbency List.

4.      Nagaland Code Vol. I-VII.

5.      Notary List.

6.      Annual Administrative Report.

7.      Department’s Works Programme.

8.      Budget Allocation (Non-Plan) DDO-wise.

9.      Notifications.

10.  Office Memorandum.

 

  

MANUAL – XV  

Office Library: The Law Department maintains a Library in the Secretariat for reference by all the Departments in the State however, with the passage of time, the volume of books have increased manifolds to the effect that there is no provision for keeping the books in a proper and orderly manner. Thus, resulting in damaging of the books. Various departments attend the library for consultations, study and collections of relevant statutes. However, there is no space to provide a reading room for the visitors.

Accordingly, the Department proposed to have a Library building in the Secretariat compound with a multiple purpose of storing books, seating facilities and conference room for various visitors. The proposal has been approved and the execution of the work will start.
The Library is open to visitors during all official working days and working hours.

Newspaper: Occasionally when Seminars, Functions, meetings, concerned officials, public and NGOs are informed through press release. Important features which were notified through the press release for consultations, views of the above bodies are:

  1. Separation of Judiciary from the executive in 2005.
  2. Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006.
  3. Registration of Marriage Act on 12/03/2010 and 13/04/2010.

 

Inspection of Records in the Office:     Every now and then inspection in the form of notification and surprise checking is conducted by the Department in the District Headquarters relating to maintenance of office documents and attendance of the Officers and staff.

          The department undertakes construction works at various district and block levels for which checking of the sites and construction works is often conducted.

Printed Manual:      The following printed manuals are available in the Department:

  1. Annual Administrative Report.
  2. Nagaland Code Vol - I to VII
  1. Nagaland Village Empowering Laws
  2. Nagaland Money Lenders Act.
  3. Law Books, Journals etc.

 

 

MANUAL - XVI

 

The Names, designation and other particulars of the PIO

Appellate Authority

1.       Smti.Khanrinla T.Koza
          Secretary
          Tel:- 0370-2270328, 0370-2270117

Public Information Officers (PIO):

2.       Shri Ngamjok Konyak                             -         Justice & Law Department
          Addl. Secretary                                                Nagaland, Kohima.

3.       Shri.GH Ramlia
Principal District & Session Judge, Dimapur        -         Dimapur, Nagaland.     

4.       (i)       Shri. Khrulto Koso
 District & Session Judge                        -         Wokha

ii)       Shri. Moangkaba                                   
          Principal District & Session Judge            -         Kohima
iii)      Shri. Kheshili Chishi,
          Principal District & Session Judge            -         Tuensang
iv)      Shri. Khape Koza
          Principal District & Session Judge            -         Mokokchung
v)       Shri. Victo
          Chief Judicial Magistrate                         -         Longleng
vi)      Smti. Mayang Lima,
           District & Session Judge                        -         Mon
vii)     Shri. N. Longshithung
           District & Session Judge                        -         Phek
viii)     Shri. N. Suyie
          District & Session Judge                         -         Zunheboto
(ix)     Shri. Smti. Somet Chunden Chang,
          Civil Judge(Jr)                                       -         Peren
5.       i)        Temsunaro,
Addl. Public Prosecutors                          -         Wokha
ii)       Shri. Y.T. Sangtam,
           Public Prosecutors                       -         Dimapur
iii)      Shri. Kathu Rengma
           Public Prosecutors                       -         Kohima
iv)      Shri. Kenile Kent
           Addl. Public Prosecutors                         -         Mokokchung
v)       Shri. Marlemba
           Public Prosecutors                       -         Dimapur
6.       i)        Smti. Bendanginla ,
Asst. Public Prosecutor                           -         Tuensang
ii)       Smti. Bendangienla,
          Asst. Public Prosecutor                           -         Zunheboto
iii)      Vacant
           Public Prosecutor                         -         Mon
iv)      vacant
          Asst. Public Prosecutor                           -         Peren
v)       Smti. Wekou Mero,
          Asst. Public Prosecutor                           -         Phek
vi)      Smti. Sentila Aier,
          Asst. Public Prosecutor                           -         Kiphire
vii)     Shri Abraham
          Asstt. Public Prosecutor                          -         Longleng

 

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