February 5, 2007
Chandigarh Judicial Academy started functioning here
today from Mahatama Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration,
Sector 26, Chandigarh. A
grand function was organized at the, Academy, which was presided over by
Hon'ble Mr.Justice Vijender Jain the Chief Justice.
Hon'ble Mr.Justice J.S.Khehar, President Chandigarh Judicial
Academy; Hon'ble Mr. Justice K.S.Garewal Hon'ble Mr.Justice Viney Mittal;
Hon'ble Mr.Justice Rajive Bhalla and Hon'ble Mr.Justice S.N.Aggarwal were
also present on the occasion. Apart from them, Hon'ble Mr.Justice J.S.Narang, a former
Judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court and presently the Director General of Chandigarh Judicial Academy; Mr. Nawab
Singh, Registrar General of Punjab and Haryana High Court and Mr.N.S.Saini
Director participated in the
Recently, about 60 odd recruits had
joined the academy after they were appointed by the State
Governments of Punjab and Haryana as Judicial Officers in the respective
States. Since Hon'ble the
Chief Justice was slightly indisposed on account of throat infection, his address
was read out by Hon'ble Mr.Justice J.S.Khehar.
However, the address of Hon'ble Mr.Justice J.S.Khehar was read out
by Hon'ble Mr.Justice K.S.Garewal. At
the beginning of the function, a Bouquet was presented by a new recruit to
the Hon'ble the Chief Justice. In
his address, Hon'ble the Chief Justice exhorted the fresh recruits to
maintain high standard of
integrity in all spheres of life so that majesty of law is maintained. Hon'ble the Chief Justice stated that the effectiveness of
any judicial system qualitatively and quantitatively depends upon the
competence and efficiency of the man, who operate the same. The judicial
system may not provide speedy justice to needy person if the concerned
functionaries, required to operate the same, do not have the requisite
skill and are not enthused to deliver justice. In the absence of adequate
training a person, selected to work as Judicial Officer, may not be
suitably equipped to discharge judicial functions. He may commit errors,
causing gross injustice to the persons approaching the judicial system for
redressal of their grievances. It is, therefore, necessary that Judicial
Officer must be suitably trained so as to improve their skill, knowledge
and attitude. This can be achieved only by imparting appropriate training
here for complete text of the address).
address, Hon'ble Mr.Justice J.S.Khehar underlined the need for the
training for Judicial Officers and pointed out that Judgeship now is like
any other profession which requires training.
He also stated that there will now be no occasion for anyone to
point an accusing finger towards the justice disposal system prevailing at
least in the States of Punjab and Haryana.
He also informed the gathering that the Judicial officers would be
imparted training for a period of about 12 months.
Apart from this, the Academy would also organize refresher courses
for in-service Judges at various cadres at the State Judicial Cadres.
complete text of the speech of Hon'ble Mr. Justice Khehar, click here)
Mr.Justice Viney Mittal thanked Hon'ble the Chief Justice, for sparing
time to participate in the function despite the fact that Hon'ble the
Chief Justice was slightly indisposed.
Hon'ble the Chief Justice was presented a momento and a copy of the group
photograph by Hon'ble Mr. Justice J S Narang (retd), the Director General
of the Academy.