Justice Bindal lays thrust on dispute resolution through ADR

Justice Rajesh Bindal and Justice Tashi Rabstan during a training course on Monday.
Justice Rajesh Bindal and Justice Tashi Rabstan during a training course on Monday.

Excelsior Correspondent
Jammu, Dec 30: Three days Basic Training Course on Mediation concluded today with the valedictory address of Justice Rajesh Bindal, Executive Chairman, J&K State Legal Services Authority, in the presence of Justice Tashi Rabstan, Chairman Mediation & Conciliation Committee, High Court of J&K.
Justice Rajesh Bindal in his address traced the mythological genesis of mediation in India. He enlightened the participants about the concept of mediation by referring to Ramayana & Mahabharta where Angad & Lord Krishna respectively played the role of Mediator.
Further, Justice Bindal underlined the need of dispute resolution through ADR and stressed that ADR is not only Alternative Dispute Resolution but Appropriate Mode of Dispute Resolution.
Inaugurated by Justice Gita Mittal, Chief Justice of J&K High Court, on December 28, 2019, ten sessions were conducted during the three days extensive Basic Training Course.
On the second day, training was imparted on various aspects including interest based bargaining, communication in mediation, understanding the philosophy of mediation and mediation process. The Resource persons adopted innovative way of involving the trainees in in Role-Play activities. Justice Tashi Rabistan chaired the Pre-Lunch sessions whereas the post-lunch sessions were chaired by Justice Sindhu Sharma.
The 3rd and concluding day commenced with the concept of revisiting process of mediation and settlement writing. The Role Play on Mediation by the participants was highlight of the day.
While concluding the training programme, resource persons from Delhi J.P. Singh, Senior Advocate, Veena Ralli Advocate and Mitali Gupta, Advocate appreciated the zeal and enthusiasm shown by the participants and hoped that the mediation would emerge as a strong tool in combating the pendency arrears.
Bala Jyoti Registrar (Rules) and Coordinator Mediation & Conciliation Centre, Jammu, delivered the welcome address during the valedictory function and M.K. Sharma, Member Secretary J&K State Legal Services Authority proposed the vote of thanks.