Jammu and Kashmir News
JAMMU, JULY 24 : Under the guidance and patronage of Chief Patron of State Judicial Academy, Justice N. Paul Vasanthakumar, Chief Justice, High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Committee of Judges, State Judicial Academy, Justice Muzaffar Hussain Attar, Chairman and Justice Hasnain Masoodi, member, Jammu and Kashmir State Judicial Academy today conducted one day refresher course for Tehsildars/Naib-Tehsildars (Executive Magistrates), Deputy Commissioners, Sales & Commercial Tax Department, Deputy & Assistant Commissioners of Excise Department and Deputy and Assistant Commissioners of Labour Department of Jammu province at State Judicial Academy, Jammu.
Mr. Justice (Retd.) O.P. Sharma was the Resource person.
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.