Tis Hazari Courts Complex

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Tis Hazari Courts Complex established in 1958, is one of the six District Courts that functions under Delhi High Court and continues to be the principal Court building in the state of Delhi.[1] Over 50,000 litigants visit the court complex every day. [2]

The complex situated in the Tis Hazari area, also houses the Treasury of the Government of N.C.T. of Delhi, State Bank of India, Post Office apart from five libraries for lawyers and one library for Judicial Officers.


Tis Hazari Courts Building was inaugurated in 1958, though in the earlier days, Tis Hazari was the only District Level courts complex in Delhi -- At Present, Tis Hazari Houses only Courts having their jurisdiction over Central Delhi, North Delhi, West Delhi. Courts having their jurisdiction upon other parts of Delhi have been gradually shifted to other courts complexes which have come up in various parts of Delhi like in 2006 Rohini Court complex was established which has courts having jurisdiction over North West Delhi and Outer Delhi.[1]

In 2010 Saket Courts Complex was established which has courts having their jurisdiction over South and South East Delhi.[3] There are other courts complexes also which have come up in recent years like Dwarka Courts complex.

Bar Association[edit]

The Bar Association housed in Tis hazari is known as the Delhi Bar Association or DBA. It is one of the oldest as well as the largest Bar Association in India.


The District Court at Tis Hazari has produced some of the greatest lawyers and political leaders of India. Maharaj Kishan Jaitley, father of Arun Jaitley, was one of the most famous legal luminaries of the 1960s.


The complex is serviced by the Tis Hazari station on the Red Line of the Delhi Metro.[4] It is also well connected with the DTC bus services and also feeder buses are connecting Patiala House Courts and Karkardooma Courts to Tis Hazari Courts complex.

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