Jorhat, Aug. 5: Gauhati High Court has selected a group of 30 lawyers across the state to undergo a five-day training at the CBI Academy at Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh from August 19 to August 23.
All the lawyers selected by the high court are at present serving as public prosecutors, additional public prosecutors and assistant public prosecutors in different districts of the state.
Sources here told The Telegraph that a letter has been issued by the officer on special duty (OSD) of Gauhati High Court, R.A. Tapadar, to judges of district and sessions of the districts from which the lawyers have been selected by the high court stating about the proposed training.
The letter containing the names of 30 lawyers drawn from 22 districts stated that the training would be held at the CBI Academy for the selected persons.
It said the director (training) of the CBI has been intimated about the training and consent for the same has been approved.
The districts from which the lawyers have been selected are: Kamrup, Dhubri, Tinsukia, Hailakandi, Barpeta, Darrang, Kokrajhar, Nagaon, Dibrugarh, Golaghat, Lakhimpur, Goalpara, Jorhat, Dhemaji, Sivasagar, Karimganj, Udalguri, Sonitpur, Bongaigaon, Nalbari, Morigaon and Cachar.
Sources said the training would be given by resource persons from the CBI training wing and well known legal luminaries. It will cover new laws, amendments, correct procedures, how to overcome loopholes.
All kinds of cases, including a few cases handled by the CBI, will be discussed during the training session.
The objective was to enhance the skills of the lawyers.
It has been observed that some cases fail to stand in the court because of some technical flaws, which could be overcome if procedures were followed based on the established norms and guidelines, the sources added.
Public prosecutors appear in the courts of district and sessions judge while additional public prosecutors and assistant public prosecutors appear in subordinate courts in a district.
The letter also mentioned that the participants after undergoing the training session, will have to submit individual reports to Gauhati High Court relating to the training in a format prescribed by the court.
The format has 12 questions, which include whether the training given was just right, too much or too little; whether the amount of interaction was excellent, okay or poor; what was the quality of instruction; was the objective of the training achieved; were the instructions given easy to follow; would you recommend this training to others; what additional training will you need further and whether the training will help in discharging your duty.