One Day Conference for All the of District Judge Cadre in the State of Uttar Pradesh on “Development of Environment of Continuous Learning for Judicial Officers and Staff in all the Judgeships of Uttar Pradesh was organized on 08 October, 2023 at Judicial Training and Research Institute, U.P.,Vineet Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow
The Conference was inaugurated today. The Chief Guest of the Inaugural Session was Hon’ble Sri Justice Pritinker Diwaker, the Chief Justice, Allahabad High Court. Hon’ble Sri Justice Attau Rahman Masoodi, Senior Judge, Allahabad High Court at Lucknow, Hon’ble Sri Justice Ashwani Kumar Mishra Judge, Allahabad High Court, Hon’ble Sri Justice Rajan Roy, Judge, Allahabad High Court at Lucknow and Chairman, Supervisory Committee, JTRI and Hon’ble Sri Justice Ajay Bhanot, Judge, Allahabad High Court were on dais. In the Conference, Hon’ble Judges of High Court, Lucknow Bench were also present.
Hon’ble Sri Justice Rajan Roy, Judge, Allahabad High Court at Lucknow and Chairman, Supervisory Committee, JTRI presented the welcome address and stressed that learning is a continuous process for giving meaningful life and making it stress free. Enhancement of decision making abilities requires a proper training. Development of continuous learning for judicial officers and staff in all the judgeships of Uttar Pradesh encompasses creation of stress free environment, capacity building and inter-personal relationship. His Lordship welcomed the Chief Guest of the Session Hon’ble the Chief Justice.
Hon’ble Sri Justice Ashwani Kumar Mishra Judge, Allahabad High Court said that the task of judging is divine but judges are not. His Lordship stressed upon the role of District Judge for teaching and making understand the junior judges. Judges should live by example and develop the capacity of problem solving. The training programme at district level should also focus on behavior and personal aspect of judges.
Hon’ble Sri Justice Attau Rahman Masoodi, Senior Judge, Allahabad High Court at Lucknow said that injustice anywhere a challenge for the judiciary. Every judge is intelligent but development of skill and knowledge requires constant training. Judges should learn the art of judging which is requires through persistent experience. District Judges face several problems in the judgeship like strike of Advocates. Therefore, Judges should have practical knowledge to tackle such problem tactfully.
While inaugurating the conference, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Pritinker Diwaker, Chief Justice, Allahabad High Court said that as we grow old receptibility of knowledge decreases. Experience plays an important role in legal profession, therefore continuous training at district level becomes all the more pertinent. It is a duty of senior Judges to have good behavior towards junior Judges and to guide them from time to time. His Lordship also stressed upon having good disposition of the Judges. A Judge should have good attitude towards litigants and Advocates and court staff. Training module for judicial officer at district level should comprise of aspects relating to mutual understanding, work efficiency, inter-personal behavioural skill and continuous learning.
Hon’ble Sri Justice Ajay Bhanot, Judge, Allahabad High Court delivered the Vote of Thanks and addressed the gathering. His Lordship said that development of an environment of continuous learning is very essential for judges of district court. Learning is not a one stop event, but a continuous process for transformation of an individual. Emotional Intelligence is also requisite for a successful person. Junior Officers have a duty to learn from senior officers.
The one day conference had technical sessions touching the diverse aspects of development of an environment of continuous learning. Roadmap for continuous learning, curriculum design, formation of training team, role of nodal officers and target oriented approach were the facets deliberated upon in the Conference. Lastly, in an open house session reflections were made by the participants on the curriculum design in a participative way.
Director, JTRI Sri Vinod Singh Rawat and other Faculty Members of the JTRI were present during the Conference. The sessions were conducted by Smt. Shikha Srivastava, Additional Director (Administration), JTRI and Sri Nishant Dev, ADJ, Lucknow / OSD, JTRI.