The Patiala House Courts complex is situated near India Gate in central
India. The main part is housed in the Patiala House, the former
palace of the Maharaja of Patiala. It is today known as the main
building. The Patiala House Court Complex is built in an area
measuring 31872 Sq. Mtrs. The whole complex is divided into five
parts i.e. Main Building, Publication Building, Annexe Building,
Lock-up Building & MEA
The complex consists of 36 Courts, 1 Family Court, Delhi Legal Services
Authorities Office and various other branches as well as Lawyers
As the population of
Delhi grew, in March 1997 Patiala House was converted to become one
of three court complexes in the city, after criminal courts from
Parliament Street were shifted here.
In 2001, 54 judges were stationed at Patiala House Courts, which have
jurisdiction over the
South Delhi and South West Delhi districts.
A Library is also functional for Judicial Officers at ground floor of
the publication building. Judicial Officers can access all the
reference books, journals, bare acts, Swamys’ books, general books,
law journals, law software etc. It also looks after the binding of
law journals, purchasing of newspapers and magazines for the Ld.
District & Sessions Judge, New Delhi District.