Chief Justice credits workforce for enhanced productivity, economic growth
Precious Kashmir News
Jammu, Nov 22: Terming labour as primary and capital and entrepreneur as secondary factors in a nation’s economy, Chief Justice, Jammu and Kashmir High Court, Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed today advocated for judicious and judicial approach for addressing the issues of unorganized manpower.
He also emphasized on bringing about an attitudinal change in the society towards this most essential component of the modern economic system.
Chief Justice was addressing the Assistant Labour Commissioners, Labour Officers and Labour Inspectors of Jammu Division, after inaugurating the 2nd Phase of 5 day training programme on Labour Laws and firsthand knowledge about court proceeding, quasi-judicial proceeding and conduct of the officer in discharge of their judicial/quasi-judicial functions. The training course has been organised by State Judicial Academy from 22nd of November to 26th of November, 2017.
“The dignity and modesty associated with labour community has to be inculcated in our thinking and value system asserted” the Chief Justice said while advocating implementation of labour laws in letter and spirit”.
Describing issues of unorganized labourers as a matter of big concern requiring collective attention, the Chief Justice said “We need to introspect and ponder upon the fact that human survival is possible only because of hard labour put into by these workers.”
“Let’s bring up a generation where a man doing hard physical work is equally respected as a man, solving a differential equation”, he maintained. He added that a Labourer must get as much as he is putting into his work.
Chief justice, while expressing optimism over the successful outcome of such innovative programmes, said that this intensive training would surely take the participants through a journey in judicial ethics, various enactments, and procedural codes. He exhorted upon the trainees to adopt judicious and judicial approach towards their working. He added that such events would immensely help the participants to work earnestly for protecting the labour class from any kind of exploitation thus ensuring justice for all.
The programme has greater significance for the participants because they do not have judicial backgrounds but their nature of work essentially require judicial knowledge for ensuring fairness in the system, the Chief Justice asserted.
The Chief Justice complimented the Judicial Academy for organizing the five day programme on different types of labour laws as the training programme will enlighten the labour officers to serve the cause of labourers and workers who deserve social justice as well as access to justice.
Being organised by the Jammu & Kashmir Judicial Academy, the training programmes is aimed at to further strengthen the Judicial Institutions and impart necessary skills to all stakeholders of justice delivery system.