The Jammu and Kashmir State Judicial Academy (SJA) today conducted one-day training programme for Sub-Judges and Munsiffs of Jammu province here.
The topic of the programme was "Remedial measures to cut short delays in Civil and Criminal cases, Procedure in complaint cases with special emphasis on complaints under Negotiable Instrument Act, and Framing of Issues."
Justice Muzaffar Hussain Attar, Judge J&K High Court and chairman SJA, inaugurated the training programme while as the proceedings were conducted by Abdul Rashid Malik, Director SJA.
"Malik highlighted the role of trial judge as the pivot around whom entire proceedings in the court revolve," an SJA handout said.
While interacting with judicial officers, who highlighted practical difficulties being faced by them, Justice Muzaffar Hussain Attar with varied experience as a lawyer and judge, gave practical instances and suggested remedial measures to cut short delays in civil and criminal cases.
"The court has a sacred duty to see that the trial is conducted as per law. If adjournments are granted without any sufficient cause, it would tantamount to violation of rule of law and eventually turns the trial into a farce," Justice Attar said.
The second session of the programme was dealt by Jaffer Hussain Beigh, District and Sessions Judge, on the topic, "Procedure in complaint cases with special emphasis on complaints under Negotiable Instrument Act."
Later, Senior Advocate J&K High Court, D C Raina, deliberated upon the "Role and responsibility of trial judges to overcome delays in civil and criminal cases, adjournments, duty of civil courts at the time of examination of parties and framing of Issues."