Jammu and Kashmir News
The programme was conducted by Mr. Pawan Dev Kotwal, Director, State Judicial Academy.
In his introductory remarks, Justice Sharma deliberated on the topic “Principles of Natural Justice and conduct of the officers in discharge of their judicial/quasi-judicial functions” at length. He said no person should be judged without a fair hearing in which each party is given the opportunity to respond to the evidence against him. He quoted various instances to make the participants understand the standards of fairness, transparency, impartiality, equity and equality in the discharge of their duties. It was impressed upon the officers to adhere to the basic human values and conduct in accordance with the codified and uncodified rules of ethics, standards and norms.
The Resource person exemplified the principles of natural justice and conduct of the officers vis-a-vis exercise of their judicial and quasi-judicial functions in relation to provisions of various laws. The participating officers raised many queries which were replied and clarified by the Resource person.