The Department of Judicial Administration is mandated to organize, implement and oversee all administrative matters of the Judiciary. The Department of Judicial Administration functions under the Supreme Court of the Maldives as per ruling number (2008 December 02)/SC-RU-/01 2008 of the Supreme Court. Persons assigned with the administrative tasks of the office is answerable to the Supreme Court of the Maldives.
Up until 07 August 2007 when the new Constitution was ratified, administrative matters of the Judiciary was handled by the Ministry of Justice.
Department of Judicial Administration is the oldest institution to organize and oversee the administrative running of the Judiciary. It was on 01 August 2008 that the name of the office overseeing the administrative matters of the judiciary was changed to the â€œDepartment of Judicial Administrationâ€.
The main tasks of the Department of Judicial Administration include, infrastructure development of the judiciary, repair work, facilitating for technology, human resource development, gathering and publishing statistics, hiring and firing and organizing and running all other administrative tasks.
The Acts and Policies which guide the work of the Department of Judicial Administration are;
- Judges Act
- Courts Act
- Public letters of the Supreme Court of the Maldives
- Circulars of the Supreme Court of the Maldives
- Decisions of the Council of Judges of the Supreme Court of the Maldives
Land under the Department of Judicial Administration:
- Justice Building/M.Orchid Magu, Maleâ€™
- Judicial Training Centre/ViliMaleâ€™
- Family Court/Marriage Court
- Land where the Maldives High Court is being constructed/Medhuziyaarai Magu, Henveiru (plot number 96)
- Land where the Court complex is being constructed/Boduthakurufaanu Magu