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Details about the DISTRICT & SESSIONS COURT, RAJKOT

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DISTRICT & SESSIONS COURT, RAJKOT

Brief Historical and Geographical Background

In the heart of Saurashtra peninsula, Rajkot was founded in the 16th Century by Rajkot Chief Kunvar Vibhoji Jadeja.

After bifurcation of Gujarat State from Bombay Bilingual State, Shri N.G.Shelat was the First District and Sessions Judge of Rajkot District during the period from 23.06.1959 to 14.10.1960.

Historical Institutions :

Rajkumar College : One of the oldest public schools.
Alfred High School (Now Known as M.K.Gandhi Vidyalaya ) : Mahatma Gandhi completed his secondary Education in this school.

Judicial Background :

At present, Rajkot has total two Sub Divisions viz., (1) Gondal and (2) Morbi. The Small Causes Courts are at Rajkot with Civil Judge (S.D.) Courts at Rajkot, Gondal, Morbi and Dhoraji with 9 Junior Division (J.M.F.C.) Courts and one Judicial Taluka totaling to 14 Talukas in the District.
Till today 23 District Judges have adorned the chair of the Judicial District. At present Mr.M.J.Thakker, Principal District Judge is presiding over as a District Judge, Rajkot.

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Other Important Information

Population

31,57,676

Area in Sq.Km.

11,203 Sq.Km

Literacy Total

60.19 *

Literacy Female

53.72 *

Literacy Male

66.28 *

Jurisdiction

* - Data as per the census taken in the year 2001.