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Report No. 117

Chapter VIII

Regional Training Centres

8. The need for imparting training to those who would enter State Judicial Service cannot any more be under-estimated. The reasons for imparting training to the members of Indian Judicial Service will mutatis mutandis apply for imparting training to the entrants to the State Judicial Service. The duration of the institutional training for such recruits must not be less than three months. This is predicated on the assumption that the States would retain minimum practice qualification at the Bar for entering into State Judicial Service. However, every State cannot afford to set up its own judicial training centre nor would it require the facility of such a training centre for few entrants to its judicial service from year to year. Therefore, the proper thing to do is to set up regional training centres catering to the needs of three to four States contiguously situated.

To illustrate, the training centre at Secundrabad in Andhra Pradesh must cater to the needs of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka. One centre may be set up at Nagpur. There was already one there as pointed out earlier but it has been wound up. It must be restarted. The training centre at Nagpur must cater to the needs of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat. The third training centre must be set up at Allahabad which must cater to the needs of Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. The centre at Guwahati which is already functioning must also cater ,to the needs of West Bengal, Sikkim and Orissa.

The States taking advantage of the various centres must contribute proportionately to the cost and expenses of running the centre. The topics to be selected for training may be appropriately selected from those herein above mentioned subject to the requirement that goals of justice system, art of writing judgment and court management must be among the core subjects. The Law Commission accordingly recommends the setting up of an academy, regional training centres, courses for pre-service and in-service training and allied subjects.

D.A. Desai, Chairman.

S.C. Chose, Member.

V.S. Rama Devi, Member-Secretary.

New Delhi,

Dated: 28th November, 1986.

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