Jammu and Kashmir State Judicial Academy (SJA) organised a one-day refresher course for sub-judges and Munsiffs of Jammu, Samba, Kathua, Udhampur and Reasi districts here today.
"Under patronage of chief patron of State Judicial Academy, Justice N Paul Vasanthakumar (Chief justice of J&K High Court), and Committee of Judges comprising Justice MuzaffarHussain Attar as its Chairman and Justice HasnainMasoodi as Member, SJA organised a refresher course for sub-judges and Munsiffs of Jammu, Samba Kathua, UdhampuransReasi district on 'Sections 9, 10 and 11 of Code of Civil Procedure" and "Sections 100, 488, 514 of Code of Criminal Procedure'in which Justice (Retd) O P Sharma was the resource person," a SJA spokesman said in a statement.
Pawan Dev Kotwal, Director SJA conducted the programme.
"Justice Sharma exhaustively explained the provisions of Sections 9, 10 and 11 of the Code of Civil Procedure in the first session and made a mention of the growing arrears in subordinate courts. His Lordships observed that strict adherence to the provisions of the procedural law while dealing with civil cases would have reduced the arrears and courts could decide the cases in minimum possible time," the spokesman said.
"Justice Sharma enlightened the participants regarding ways and means which they can adopt while dealing with criminal cases and reminded the Magistrates about their powers, duties and responsibilities in the second session of the Refresher course on the topic 'Section 100, 488, 514 and 540 of the Code of Criminal Procedure," the spokesman added.
The participants raised some pertinent questions during interaction.