Reaffirming state government’s resolve to support a speedy, efficient and quality justice delivery system to surmount the various challenges faced by the judiciary, Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday inaugurated the new Academic Building of Judicial Academy, Assam at Amingaon in Guwahati within the campus of National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJA).
While inaugurating the academic building Sonowal expressed hope that this new institution would be a centre of excellence in legal education, training and research.
“In our endeavour to mould the administration towards minimum government and maximum governance, the role of adequate and periodic training to the judicial officers is of paramount importance. This assumes even more importance due to the constant evolution of legal principle, laws and norms of justice”, the CM said adding that the new academic building constructed with an amount of Rs 20 crore would cater to the need of quality legal education to the judicial officers of the state.
Highlighting the huge numbers of pending cases in the courts, the CM called for the judiciary to work in a mission mode for disposal of the pending cases. Sonowal also emphasised speedy settlement of disputes in commercial courts to keep up the momentum of investor-friendly environment generated by the government through the recently concluded Global Investors Summit in Assam.
Senior judge of Supreme Court of India Justice Ranjan Gogoi spoke about the importance of in-service training for judicial officers to enhance their ability and efficiency. He also acknowledged the role played by the North East Judicial Officers’ Training Institute in moulding the judicial officers in the northeastern region since 1981.
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