The following are the responsibilities of the Department of Judicial Administration as per circular number 2009/01/SC (06 October 2009) and circular number 2009/02/SC (06 October 2009) the first amendment to the initial circular issued by the Supreme Court of the Maldives.
- Manage general employment related matters of the administrative staff of the courts under the Judiciary of the Maldives in consultation with the Chief Judge of the court.
- Organize the trainings required for the judges in consultation with the Chief Justice of the Maldives.
- Organize and facilitate the colloquiums , seminars and conferences to enhance the skills and knowledge of judges, in consultation with the Chief Justice of the Maldives.
- Organize and facilitate for sessions to disseminate information and conduct trainings on changes to the laws and the legal system.
- Establish a system to record and archive court rulings and make them easily available and accessible to the public.
- Prepare a consolidated budget of the Judiciary in consultation with the Courts and submit it to the Ministry of Finance and Treasury.
- Carry out the task of hiring, firing and promotion of administrative staff needed for the Judiciary, and organize necessary activities to develop the skills needed for them to perform their tasks.
- Organize human resource matters of the Judiciary with a view to attract the interest of educated and competent people to join its workforce.
- Carry out performance appraisal for the administrative staff of the judiciary and take necessary corrective measures.
- Facilitate for judges to carryout educational research and share knowledge.
- Facilitate for sending finances allocated for the functioning of the island courts and to maintain records and conduct internal audits of court spending.
- Archive old judicial documents for long term preservation and establish a policy to regulate the release of these documents.
- Acquire the premises needed for the Judiciary and decide on matters of construction and renovations needed for the sector.
- Establish a mechanism to forward Acts, regulations, amendments, public letters, and circulars to the Courts.
- Arrange for the use of information technology in the Judiciary and introduce new technology to the Courts.
- Carry out data collections related to the Judiciary and archive and publish the statistics.
- Facilitate the courts to acquire the items they need and arrange to maintain an inventory of such items.
- Take necessary remedial steps to address the complaints submitted to the courts by the public in relation to its administrative functions and maintain a record of these.
- Maintain the documents, records and resources of the Department of Judicial Administration securely as it is the oldest establishment under the Judiciary of the Maldives.
- Provide information to the media from the Judiciary.
- Gather the information needed to appraise the performance of the judges and maintain the information.
- Manage all administrative matters related to sending judicial delegations to the courts.
- Formulate an annual report at the end of every year, on the functioning of the Judiciary.
- Provide the administrative and technical assistance needed by the Judicial Council and implement the judicial policies and procedures decided by the council.
- Formulate a Strategic Plan of the Judiciary and submit it to the Judicial Council, for endorsement and implement the actions of the plan and evaluate its progress.
- In addition, provide all necessary administrative assistance needed by the Judiciary.
- Maintain a registry of lawyers, review the registry annually and forward the information to the courts and tribunals.