JAMMU, Nov 26: To commemorate the spirit of Constitution on the occasion of Constitution Day, J&K Judicial Academy under the patronage of Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey, Chief Justice, High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, (Patron-in-Chief, J&K Judicial Academy), organized one day workshop and special skill enhancement training programme on “Leadership role of the Judge in Court Management including Case and Time Management, Control of Docket Flow, Managing Stress; Canons of Judicial Ethics and Behavior; Bangalore Principles of Judicial Conduct, Code of Conduct, Qualities of a Judge, Communication skills and Personality development” for Civil Judges (Senior and Junior division) of Jammu Province at Judicial Academy here.
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The event was organized under the guidance of Justice Sindhu Sharma, Chairperson, Governing Committee for J&K Judicial Academy and Justice Vinod Chatterji Koul, Justice Javed Iqbal Wani and Justice Wasim Sadiq Nargal besides members of Governing Committee for J&K Judicial Academy.
Justice Sindhu Sharma inaugurated the training programme in presence of Justice Rahul Bharti, Judge, High Court of J&K and Ladakh, who was also the resource person for the workshop.
In the inaugural session, Justice Rahul Bharti, in his special remarks described the judicial officers as mainstay of the entire judicial system and emphasised the important role of district judiciary as torch bearers of the administration of justice system. He also called upon the judicial officers to discharge their duties with utmost sincerity and commitment.
In her inaugural address, Justice Sindhu Sharma emphasized the qualities of compassion, performance of duty and impartiality as being the hallmark of judicial conduct which must be of impeccable character. She exhorted the judicial officers to ensure that the cause of justice should not suffer. She described the legal profession as a divine duty and called upon the judicial officers to exhibit the highest standards of ethics, compassion and courteousness in their professional conduct since they are at the first interface with the public.
Director, J&K Judicial Academy, Shahzad Azeem gave an overview of the programme. He said that the judges being at the pivot of the temple of justice must exhibit the highest standards of personal and professional conduct and must inspire the trust and confidence of people through his ability and efficacy. He also referred to the qualitative traits of civility, integrity, honesty and discernment as being integral for the holistic achievement of justice.
On the occasion, the Preamble reading ceremony was held which was led by Justice Sindhu Sharma in august presence of Justice Rahul Bharti to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India.
In the first technical session, Justice Rahul Bharti delved into the concept of leadership role of the judge in Court Management including Case and Time Management. He laid stress on inculcating the virtues of independence and impartiality, ethics, time management, punctuality, empathy and precision in pursuit of Justice. He called on the Judicial Officers to maintain utmost standards of conduct in both their professional and personal lives. He referred the Judges as being pain-relievers for the people in stress and encouraged them to uphold the vision of justice.
In the second technical session, Justice Rahul Bharti deliberated upon the canons of judicial ethics and behaviour in reference to the Bangalore Principles of Judicial conduct. He discussed the code of conduct of judicial officers and the qualitative skills of communication and management for effective management of the court system.