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    National Judicial Academy

    National Judicial Academy

    NJA, Bhopal 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. The mandate of NJA is to organize trainings to aid the judges in their judging role and in performance of court administration work. In accordance with the Memorandum of Association of NJA Governing Council (GC) and the General Body (GB) are established for governing the functioning of NJA. The Chief Justice of India is the Chairperson of both the GC and the GB of NJA.

    -Training programs conducted by NJA

    NJA organized a total number of 552 academic programs from 26.05.2014 to 31.03.2021 in which 15839 judges, judicial officers, High Court Judges, members of Tribunals and foreign judges participated. These included Regional Conferences and Special Events which are flagship programs of NJA. Newsletters of NJA cover Academic activities of the Academy.

    Training programs conducted by NJA during last three years including current Academic Year

    Academic Year Programs Conducted Total Participants
    2017-18 87 2572
    2018-19 74 2413
    2019-20 53 1891
    2020-21 28 956
    2021-22 (as on February, 2022) 32 1263

    NJA has executed MoUs with foreign authorities of Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Maldives for providing training and capacity building programs for Judicial Officers of these 04 countries. The training for Judges of foreign Countries are conducted in physical mode. However, due to Covid-19 Pandemic scenario, 3 online training programs have been conducted for 117 foreign Judges of Bangladesh and Maldives as on November, 2021. The details are as under:

    • For Supreme Court of Bangladesh -1500 Judicial Officers to be trained for 6 years. So far training conducted for 562 Judicial Officers.
    • For the Republic of the Union of Myanmar – 400 Judicial Officers to be trained. So far, training conducted for 40 Judicial Officers.
    • For Judicial Service Commission of the Maldives – 200 Judicial Officers to be trained for 5 years. So far, training conducted for 71 Judicial Officers.
    • For Bhutan National Legal Institute Judicial Officers to be trained for 5 years. Training yet to commence.

    Grants-in Aid to NJA:

    Revenue Grants-in Aid (Amount in Rs Cr.)

    Year BE RE Actual Release
    2018-19 10.00 10.00 10.00
    2019-20 10.00 15.00 15.00
    2020-21 10.00 10.00 10.00
    2021-22 10.00 34.25 23.75