Civil Court Judges Can Prove Pivotal In Speedy Justice: Wahid
JAMMU – Under the guidance and patronage of Chief Justice (Chief Patron) and Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir, Judge Incharge, State Judicial Academy, one day refresher course on Role and Sensitization of Referral Judges in Mediation for Sub-Judges and Munsiffs of Jammu province was organized by the Jammu and Kashmir State Judicial Academy here today.
The programme was conducted by Director, State Judicial Academy Abdul Wahid.
In his introductory address, Director, State Judicial Academy stated that sensitizing of judicial officers about their role in referring the cases to mediation centres, is a critical component in the process of mediation. Judges in the civil courts have a pivotal role as the process of mediation starts at their level by reference of cases to mediation centres and ends with acceptance of mediation reports from the mediators.
Special Judge (Anti-Corruption) for CBI cases, Jammu Bansi Lal Bhat was the Resource person during the course, Bhat stressed that mediation is one of modes of alternative dispute resolution which has assumed greater acceptance throughout the world and got statutory recognition by incorporating of Section 89 CPC.
Participants raised some pertinent questions during interaction, about the effective implementation of mediation and suggested setting up of mediation centres at sub-divisional and mufassil levels as it was pointed out that given the topography of the State, parties are reluctant and find it difficult to traverse long distance from their areas towards District Mediation Centres.
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