"The Judicial Officers have to face all kinds of situations in Courts, including difficulties created by obstructionist and cantankerous litigants and overbearing and aggressive counsel. To enable them to meet such situations, had to equip them properly for the discharge of their responsibilities, it is essential that there should be a course of training for all judicial officers before they start functioning as judicial officers."
Full Court of the High Court of Karnataka proposed to take the training programme further and on 12 th March, 1980, passed the following resolution.
- "That the Munsiffs proposed to be recruited be given appropriate training for a period of three to four weeks, preferably at the Administrative Training Institute, Mysore."
- "To entrust Hon'ble Sri. Justice M. N. Venkatachalaiah, as he then was, to work out the details of the training programme."
On receipt of report by Hon'ble Sri. Justice M. N. Venkatachalaiah, Full Court in its meeting held on 18 th April 1980, approved the proposed scheme and commenced training of Munsiffs for a period of two months.
Practical training which was imparted to the trainees included:>
- visits to various Courts
- observation of the working of different branches of the Court, with a particular emphasis on the copying section, process staff, record keeping, decree writing, accounts, drafting of correspondence, maintenance of files and registers
- visit to forensic science laboratory and the department of Ballistics, Finger Print Bureau, Government Computer Center
- observing postmortem examinations in Victoria Hospital, and studying the medico legal aspects
- visit to the open air jail at Koramangala
- cadastral and theodolite survey
The successful training imparted by the High Court of Karnataka to its Munsiff's received attention throughout the country. In this regard, the Joint Director, Administrative Training Institute, Uttara Pradesh, Nainital wrote a letter dated 10 th October, 1980 to the Deputy Secretary to the Government, Department of Law and Parliamentary Affairs, Bangalore seeking details of the training programme imparted to the newly appointed Munsiffs in the Karnataka Judicial Service.
Full Court in its meeting held on 28 th September, 1981 resolved to constitute a Committee to prepare a training programme for new batch of Munsiffs.