Two-day training programme for Sub-Judges, Munsiffs organized

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, June 3: State Judicial Academy organized two days special training programme for Sub-Judges and Munsiffs of Srinagar, Budgam and Ganderbal districts in the High Court complex here. This training session was organized under the guidance of Acting Chief Justice Virender Singh and Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir.
The training programme was conducted by Abdul Wahid, Director J&K State Judicial Academy and Syed Javed Ahmed, Faculty Member (retd District and Sessions Judge) on the topics– “Constitutional Rights – Speedy Trials, Negotiable Instrument Act, Code of Criminal Procedure and Juvenile Justice Act”.
It was impressed by Abdul Wahid, Director Judicial Academy that speedy trial of the case would ensure justice to accused as well as victim. “Right to speedy trial is a fundamental right implicit in Article 21 of the Constitution of India”, he added.
Some ideas and suggestions were thrown for ensuring the fulfillment of constitutional goal of speedy trial. It was suggested that old cases should be taken-up on priority and time frame be fixed for their disposal. The prosecution wing should be geared up and Investigation Officers be directed to make the attendance of witnesses possible.
Recent amendments made in CPC which inter alia include taking of evidence on affidavit by courts in civil matters were concisely explained by Syed Javed Ahmed, Faculty Member of the Academy. The participants were requested to strictly follow these amendments which would go long way in reducing the pendency in the courts.
There was lively interactive session on Negotiable Instrument Act and Juvenile Justice Act. The participants were asked to strictly follow the mandate of law and guidelines laid down by various courts in respect of juveniles, who are in conflict with law.
Meanwhile, the State Judicial Academy, in its intense drive to train and develop the skills of staff as well as to strengthen the Judicial Institution in holistic way, imparted training to Private Secretaries, Senior Stenographers, Junior Stenographers and Steno-Typists of Srinagar and main wing of the High Court.
Abdul Hamid, Faculty Member was the resource person, who imparted training on important matters relating to ethics and behaviour, vocabulary and punctuation, improvement of speed, maintenance of secrecy and confidentiality.

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