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    National Judicial Academy

    Last updated: 09-07-2024

    National Judicial Academy

    National Judicial Academy, Bhopal (NJA), established in 1993 under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 as an independent society, is fully funded by the Government of India and works under the directions of the Supreme Court of India. The mandate of the Academy is to organize trainings to aid the judges in their judging role and in performing of court administration work. In accordance with the Memorandum of Association of NJA, the Governing Council (GC) and the General Body (GB) are established for governing the functioning of NJA. Hon’ble the Chief Justice of India is the Chairperson of both the GC and the GB of NJA.

    -Training programs conducted by NJA

    National Judicial Academy has so far organised a total number of 455 academic programs from the Academic Year 2017 till 30.06.2024 in which 16,402 Judicial Officers, High Court Judges, members of Tribunals and foreign judges participated. These programs also included the Regional Conferences and the Special Events which are the flagship programs of NJA. The Academy has published 22 newsletters from the Academic Year 2017 till 30.06.2024 which cover the academic activities of the Academy.

    Training programmes conducted by NJA during last seven years including the current Academic Year:

    Academic Year Programs Conducted Participants of District Judiciary Participants of High Courts Total Participants
    2017-18 87 2268 304 2572
    2018-19 74 2190 223 2413
    2019-20 53 1707 184 1891
    2020-21 28 553 403 956
    2021-22 55 1318 763 2081
    2022-23 73 2655 572 3227
    2023-2024 Till 30.06.2024 85 2498 764 3262
    Total 455 13189 3213 16402

    NJA has executed MoUs with neighbouring countries – Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Maldives for providing training and capacity building programs for Judicial Officers of these countries. The details of the trainings provided for Judges of these foreign countries are as under:

    Sr No. Participants Effective date of MoU Total number of programs Total number of participants trained
    1. Bangladesh 08.04.2017
    MoU has been renewed with effect from 06.09.2022
    22 1122
    2. Myanmar 11.12.2018 04 160
    3. Bhutan 17.08.2019
    4. Maldives 11.02.2020 06 260
    Total 36 1542

    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 33.25* 23.75
    2022-23 20.00 20.00 20.00
    2023-24 20.00 24.50 24.50
    2024-25 20.00 7.92

    *Rs.9.50 Cr. has been surrendered in 2021-22