Referred to by Mahathma Gandhi, as the 'Evergreen City  of India' Thiruvananthapuram, also known as Trivandrum is the capital of State of Kerala, the 'Gods Own country'.  It is located on the west coast of India near the extreme south of main land spreading  over a total of 2192 It is the largest and most populated city in Kerala.

The District Judiciary of the  district consist of one Principal District and Sessions Court, two Addl. District and Sessions Courts, four Additional Sessions Courts(Fast Track Courts), Six Subordinate judges/Asst. Sessions Courts, three Motor Accident Claims Tribunals, two Family Courts, a Co-Operative Tribunal, a Tribunal for Local Self Government Institutions, a Court of Special judge for Abkari cases, an Enquiry Commission and a Special Judge under the  Prevention of Corruption Act, one Chief Judicial Magistrate Court, one Addl. Chief Judicial Magistrate Court, fourteen Judicial Fist Class Magistrate Courts,  nine Munsiff's  Courts and one Rent Control Court.  These courts are spread over at Thiruvananthapuram, Neyyattinkara, Nedumangadu, Attingal, Varkala and Kaattakada. The District Courts and other Subordinate Courts of Thiruvananthapuram City are housed in the Court complex  at Vanchiyoor which isan impressive and English-Gothic designed building constructed by  His Highness Sree Moolam Thirunal Rama Varma.  A Bench of the Travancore Kochin High Court was earlier housed in this picturesque building after independence, till it was abolished and shifted to Kochin where the High Court of Kerala is located consequent to reorganization of States.

Thereafter the District Court and Subordinate Courts at Thiruvananthapuram were being functioning in this magnificent complex.  To improve the working atmosphere provided to the Judicial Officers, litigant public, staff and advocates recently a new Court complex was constructed in the Vanchiyoor Court premises and the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal Thiruvananthapuram, the Family court, Thiruvananthapuram and seven Magistrate Courts in Thiruvananthapuram were shifted to the said building.  There are also other Court complexes at Neyyattinkara, Nedumangadu, Attingal, Varkala and Kattakada where respective Subordinate Courts in the District are functioning.  The District Judiciary is headed by District and Sessions Judge, Mr. K. Rama Krishnan   since 2007.

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