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Managerial Training of Judges of Uttarakhand State (India) 9-12 February, 2014

Justice Sabharwal, former Chief Justice of Supreme Court of India (2007) in his article “My Dream of an Ideal Justice Dispensation System” suggested that introducing case and court managements with other measures are necessary for speedy and affordable quality justice. He also recommended that the training needs of judges and judicial staff needs to include court and case managements besides methods to improve their skills in hearing case, taking decisions and writing judgments. Thirteenth Finance Commission Report (Government of India, 2009, pp. 221-222) suggested engagement of professionally qualified court managers for improving case disposal.

Uttarakhand Judicial and Legal Academy, India commissioned an in-service training program for the Judicial Officers of the state to provide managerial and administrative training to the judges of district judiciary. The first batch of judges were trained from 9 to 13 Feb at the academy. Thirty-four judges were trained in the first batch and they enjoyed participatory method of training conducted by the internal faculty of IIM Kashipur as well as external resource persons.

"IIM Kashipur has done a wonderful job in managerial of the Judges given the fact that it was a program organized at a very short notice. We are looking forward to conduct the program throughout the year to cover other Judges working in the districts. We thank IIM Kashipur for accepting our request and taking up the program."

Gynendra K Sharma
Director, UJALA