National Judicial Academy (NJA)

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If judges can go to the National Judicial Academy for training, why not lawyers, the Supreme Court said recently while asserting that all advocates should undergo compulsory training.

About National Judicial Academy (NJA)

  • NJA, established in 1993 under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, is an independent society, fully funded by the Government of India, and works under the directions of the Supreme Court of India.
  • Mandate: Strengthening the Administration of Justice through Judicial Education, Research, and Policy Development.
  • It organizes trainings to aid the judges in their judging roles and in the performance of court administration work.
  • Its 63-acre campus is located in the outskirts of Bhopal. It also has a registered office in Delhi.
  • The Chief Justice of India (CJI) is the Chairman of the General Body of NJA as well as the Chairman of the Governing Council, the Executive Committee, and the Academic Council of NJA.
  • Management:
    • The Director, NJA is the Principal Executive Officer of NJA. The Director is appointed by the Chairman, the Hon'ble Chief Justice of India.
    • NJA academic staff positions include, in addition to the Director, one position of Additional Director (Research), three positions of Professor, six positions of Assistant Professor, six positions of Research Fellow, and six positions of Law Associates. 

Q1) What is the Supreme Court of India?

The Supreme Court of India is the apex judicial body under the Constitution of India. The Supreme Court came into existence on January 26, 1950, with the coming into force of the Constitution. The Supreme Court has original, appellate, and advisory jurisdiction.It serves both as the final court of appeals and the final interpreter of the Constitution.As the highest court in India, the Supreme Court’s judgments are binding on all other courts in the country. 

Source: If judges can go to National Judicial Academy for training, why not lawyers: Supreme Court