National Judicial Academy, Bhopal Organizes Annual Conference On Application Of Election Laws

National Judicial Academy, Bhopal has organized an Annual Conference on Application of Election Laws for High Court Judges.

The two day conference, to be held on November 5th and 6th, will discuss issues such as supervisory and regulatory jurisdiction of the Election Commission and its scope and limits. It also has on its schedule the issue of misuse of Government machinery in elections and criminalization of politics.

Concerns such as Anti-Defection Laws in India, and Judicial contributions in Electoral reform will be discussed on Day 2 of the conference.

Events scheduled to be held at the National Judicial Academy, Bhopal in October:

OCTOBER 08-09, 2016: SEMINAR ON THE WORKING OF THE CENTRAL ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNALS IN INDIA (P-994)

Issues to be discussed:

Session 1: Scope, Contours & Limits of Judicial Review in CAT

Session 2: Constitutional & Administrative Law Principles Relevant for Adjudication in CAT

Session 3: Scope & Application of Judicial Discretion in Adjudication

Session 4: The Art of Judgment

Session 5: Pace & Progress towards Paperless Adjudication: A Movement towards ‘e-Courts’

Session 6: Reasons for Unabated Flood of Disputes Relating to Promotions, Pay fixation & Disciplinary Proceedings at CAT & Possible Solutions

Session 7: Possibility of Settlement of ‘Service Disputes’ outside CAT: Feasibility of ADR

OCTOBER 15-16, 2016: ANNUAL CONFERENCE FOR HIGH COURT JUSTICES ON MAPPING PUBLIC TRUST AND CONFIDENCE IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM (P-995)

Issues to be discussed:

Session 1: Significance of public trust in the adjudication process

Session 2: Instruments to mend opinion on Public Trust and Confidence

Session 3: Strengthening Public Trust and Confidence: Requirement of radical restructuring of the systemic defects in the adversarial system

Session 4: Role of ICT in augmenting Public Trust in the Justice System

Session 5: How Media/Movies influence people’s perspectives towards the Justice System

Session 6: Procedural fairness: A key component in public satisfaction

Session 7: Discussion among participants

OCTOBER 22-23, 2016: SOUTH ZONE REGIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENHANCING EXCELLENCE OF THE JUDICIAL INSTITUTIONS: CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES (P-996)

Issues to be discussed:

Session 1: Importance of Ethics, Integrity and Discipline

Session 2: Consequences of Corruption on the Institution and Public Perception

Session 3: Impact of media on public perception regarding vitality of justice delivery

Session 4: Strengthening Internal Vigilance Mechanism as Response to Rising Judicial Indiscipline

Session 5: Relationship between High Court and District Judiciary

Session 6: E- Justice: Reengineering the judicial process through effective use of ICT

Session 7: Social Context Judging (SCJ) as principle for exercise of Discretion and Application of SCJ in given case studies

OCTOBER 15-16, 2016: WORKSHOP ON COURT ADMINISTRATION, MANAGEMENT OF RESOURCES AND ICT TOOLS USAGE AT THE DISTRICT LEVEL (P-997)

Issues to be discussed:

Session 1: Technology integration to reengineer court process and procedures for efficient court administration

Session 2: Relationship management with stakeholders for effective court Administration, and time management

Session 3: Management of court resources

Session 4: Role and importance of Court Managers

Session 5: Role of National Court Management System (NCMS) in court and case management

Session 6: National judicial data grid & role of district judges, and Record Management vis-a-vis digitalization: Efficient use of available ICT Tools in district courts

Session 7: Issues relating to use of ICT

Events scheduled to be held at the National Judicial Academy, Bhopal in November:

NOVEMBER 05-06, 2016: ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON APPLICATION OF ELECTION LAWS (P-998)

Issues to be discussed:

Session 1: Free and Fair Elections – Constitutional and Statutory Bases – Evolution through Precedents

Session 2: The Election Commission – Supervisory and Regulatory Jurisdiction- Scope and Limits

Session 3: Legislative Framework and Judicial Response to Address Misuse of Government Machinery in Elections

Session 4: Criminalization of Politics – Implications for Democracy and Governance

Session 5: Anti- Defection Law in India – Evolution through Statute and Precedents

Session 6: Judicial Contributions to Electoral Reform

NOVEMBER 05-06, 2016: ANNUAL NATIONAL SEMINAR ON FUNCTIONS OF REGISTRAR (VIGILANCE/INSPECTION) IN DIFFERENT HIGH COURTS (P-999)

Issues to be discussed:

Session 1: Understanding ‘Judicial Integrity’, ‘Discipline’, ‘Indiscipline’, ‘Accountability’ and ‘Conduct Unbecoming of a Judge’

Session 2: Conducting Discreet Inquiries: Role and Responsibilities of Registrar (Vigilance)

Session 3: Preliminary/Fact Finding and Departmental Inquires: Role and Responsibility of Registrar (Vigilance)

Session 4: Use of Police by High Court Vigilance Wing: Issues and Concerns

Session 5: Cognizance and Investigation of Anonymous Complaints

Session 6: Utility of inputs from Inspection Report to the Vigilance Cell

Session 7: Impact of Transparency and Accountability in Vigilance Cell on Performance Appraisal

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