J&K State Judicial Academy Organizes One Day Refresher Course

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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