JKJA organises sensitisation programme for registrars, sub-registrars

Jammu, Jan 6: Jammu and Kashmir Judicial Academy (JKJA) today organised a day-long sensitisation programme or registrars and sub-registrars of Jammu Province in collaboration with the J&K Registration Department at Judicial Academy, Janipur here.

The programme was organised with an aim to hone the skills and knowledge of officers and increase their efficiency in discharging their statutory duties more efficiently, an official press release said.

The training programme was inaugurated by Judge, High Court of J&K and Ladakh and Chairperson, Governing Committee, JKJA, Justice Sanjeev Kumar in presence of Judge, High Court of J&K, Ladakh and Member, Governing Committee, JKJA, Justice Rahul Bharti. Secretary Law Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Achal Sethi; Inspector General of Registration, Sheikh Arshad Ayub; AIGR Kashmir, Sajad Hussain Ganai, and AIGR Jammu, Mansoor Aslam Choudhary were also present on the occasion.

In his inaugural address, Justice Sanjeev Kumar highlighted the need to train the officers of Government who have been vested with the powers of Registrars and Sub-Registrars under the provisions of the Registration Act, 1908, and also deliberated on the need to learn from rich experiences of the Judicial officers who were earlier discharging those duties, particularly the adjudicatory part of registration. He appreciated the Registration Department for the historic step of computerization of registrations through technology-driven processes and procedures throughout the UT of J&K which in turn subsided the long wait for registration.

In his address, Justice Rahul Bharti stated that the DNA of registration has been with the Judiciary since the pre-independence era and it is a golden opportunity to transfer knowledge from the judiciary to the executive. He highlighted that registration is a time-bound process and needs to be accomplished within the shortest possible time period.

In his special remarks, Secretary Law, Achal Sethi highlighted that the abrupt change of laws in 2019 posed a challenge to officers with non-judicial backgrounds. He appreciated the Academy for organising the two training programmes on previous occasions which went a long way in ensuring smooth and hassle-free transition of document registration from the judiciary to the executive.

In his introductory remarks, Sheikh Arshad Ayub shared the history of developments in the field of registration since 2019 for a transparent document and registration regime. He exhorted the Registering officers to work tirelessly to facilitate the general public in the matter of registration of documents with a citizen-centric attitude. He also gave an overview of document registration through the National Generic Document Registration System (NGDRS), and numerous initiatives implemented to streamline the registration of documents.

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