CJI emphasises on training of judges

Bhubaneswar: The Chief justice of India (CJI) called for continuous training and education of judges to meet the needs of changing dynamics of the legal system.
“In a country like ours when people consider that judges are only second to the God, efforts should be made to strengthen the belief of the common man. If independent and efficient judicial system is to remain the basic structure of the constitution, a competent subordinate judiciary is its indispensable part,” said P Sathasivam, CJI, while inaugurating the Odisha Judicial Academy building at Belleview in Cuttack on Saturday.
He expressed concern over inordinate delays, escalating cost of litigation and inequality in the legal system.
Meanwhile, chief minister Naveen Patnaik said, “Awareness level of disadvantage section regarding their legal rights should be raised through series of activities initiated by the judiciary and professionals.”
Supreme Court Justice V Gopala Gouda stressed on the need to give social and political justice to poor and deprived section of the society.
The six-storey building of the judicial academy is equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities to provide top standard judicial education and training.
Notably, the judicial academy was functioning from old building of Board of Revenue since its inception in 2003.