ISLAMABAD - Dr Faqir Hussain, Registrar Supreme Court of Pakistan, has said that the court personnel have to play a significant role; hence, effective trainings are essential for their better performance.
He expressed these views in the inaugural ceremony of one week training course on “How to be an effective Superintendent” for Superintendents of the District and Sessions Judges office from all over Pakistan including Azad Jammu and Kashmir here in the Federal Judicial Academy (FJA) on Monday.
Terming the court personnel as the “real face” of the court, the registrar of the apex court said, “Indeed, first impression is the last impression. It is here where the litigant public interacts with the court staff, it is here where the 91 per cent litigations come, and the litigant public gets the first impression about the subordinate court and the same impression, whether good or bad, they carry that impression till the matter is over.
Trainings and orientations are imperative even for lower grade court personnel for their improved and effective performance. Here in this training you will not only learn about new subjects but also how to interact with the litigant public and perform better. I have seen the syllabus in which very productive subjects such as Etiquette and Mannerisms, Government Servant Conduct Rules, Senior -junior relationships, self, stress and time management, T.A/ Pension/ Leave Rules etc. This training/this orientation in all these subjects will improve your performance.
About the famous National Judicial Policy (NJP), he said: This policy demands a better performance from all the main stakeholders of the administration of justice system within the existing resources. This is why; a two-prong approach was adopted in the National Judicial Policy. First, the speedy disposal of cases and the second, impart necessary trainings to the judges and others such as court personnel, law officers, attorneys and lawyers.
This Academy has become more organized during the last four-five years. In the past, this Academy used to arrange the courses sporadically but nowadays it has arranged several highly productive trainings courses not only for the Judges but also for the law officers, district attorneys, court personnel and also for the lawyers.
Lawyers are imparted education and trainings through seminars, workshops and conferences here in the Academy.
He lauded the role of subordinate courts saying, “In the wake of the National Judicial Policy, the performance of subordinate courts in the country has been appreciable. These courts have performed better and effectively.
He further said, “These like trainings also promote national coordination, national cohesions and national integration.”
Earlier, DG of the Academy presented his welcome speech and spoke about the important role of Superintendent in the affairs of District and Sessions Judges office. He described his role of a bridge between the Judge, court personnel and others and this like trainings would be immensely beneficial for them to perform their job in a befitting manner.
Hashim Abro, spokesman of the Academy said that twenty-one Superintendents from all over Pakistan including Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan are undergoing this one-week training here at the Academy.