View of the NJA campus
A major initiative of the the Supreme Court of India in the closing years of the last century has been the establishment of an All India Institution for judicial education, research and training at Bhopal.
On the 'Teachers Day' - September 5, 2002, the President of India formally dedicated NJA to the Nation and His Excellency envisaged a new, dynamic role for the judiciary for making India developed country by the year 2020.
The three major objects of the Academy are to:
§ provide training and continuing education to judicial officers and ministerial officers of the Courts;
§ disseminate information relating to judicial administration, publish research papers, books, monographs, journals etc. and collaborate with other training institutions both within the country and abroad; and
§ establish a centre of excellence in the study, research and training on court management and on administration of justice and to suggest improvements to the judicial system.
Judicial Education in India - Role of the Academy
Judicial education and training are not new to India. As many as sixteen States of the Indian Union have their own State Judicial Academies functioning under the supervision of the respective High Courts. Other States also have arrangements for training of judicial officers newly recruited as well as those in service.
§ NJA assists in upgrading the quality and scope of training in these academies according to needs and demands.
§ NJA has plans to further enrich induction training imparted in State Academies by introduction of an additional component of a FOUNDATION COURSE containing certain nationally relevant subjects, which are not addressed to by the State Judicial Academies.
§ Meanwhile, NJA also proposes to conduct REFRESHER COURSES on a range of subjects which will have a set of core modules relating to management, E-governance, globalization etc., and another set of variable modules on different subjects focusing on up gradation of knowledge, skills, attitudes and accountability.
§ It is endeavour of the National Judicial Academy to design and execute its programmes in a scientific and systematic manner with a view to maximize the scope of learning and to influence judicial behaviour for greater efficiency and productivity.
§ Efficiency enhancing techniques, access to justice problems, delay reduction strategies, enhanced accountability systems and appropriate legal development schemes are some of the significant research areas under investigation at the NJA.
The achievements of the NJA have been recognized internationally through the following:
Membership of International Organization for Judicial Training (IOJT)
Membership for Asian Region on the Board of Governers of IOJT
Membership of Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute (CJEI)
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