Court: Superintendants play linchpin role in District and Sessions Judges’ office: sys SC Registrar

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court Registrar Dr Faqir Hussain on Monday said the court personnel have to play a significant role, thus their 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).
Terming the court personnel as the “real face” of the court, the Registrar 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 percent 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.
He said trainings and orientations are imperative even for lower grade court personnel for their improved and effective performance. He said in the instant training the participants of court staff will not only learn about new subjects but also how to interact with the litigant public and perform better.
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. He said this is why; a two-prong approach was adopted in the National Judicial Policy.
First, he said 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. 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. He said these courts have performed better and effectively.
He further said that these like trainings also promote national coordination, national cohesions and national integration. Earlier Pervaiz Ali Chawla, Director General of the Academy, presented his welcome speech. According to Academy’s spokesman Hashim Abro, 21 Superintendents from all over Pakistan including Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan are undergoing this one-week training at the Academy.