Gogoi asks judicial officers to develop self discipline

Chandigarh: Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi on Sunday asked judicial officers to develop self discipline in their lives as people expected them to be role models.

"What is expected of a judge is self discipline. You have to develop self discipline in yourself...A judge is focus of attention in the court. The conduct of the proceedings requires the judge to be a role model," Justice Gogoi told the newly-recruited judicial officers here.

He suggested them that if the briefs of the cases which are fixed for next day are read the previous night, the files can be disposed of effectively.

The 6th Induction Training Programme for newly-recruited 82 Judicial Officers from Haryana commenced at Chandigarh's Judicial Academy today.

Justice Gogoi, who is also Patron-in-Chief of the Judicial Academy in Sector 43 here, was speaking after inaugurating the programme.

He urged the judicial officers to be polite, yet firm, to the advocates.

"Judgments should not be kept pending. If the case is complicated, jot down the points," he said, adding judicial powers should be used for public good.

He congratulated the?newly-appointed officers stating that they are the best as they have been selected out of 10,000 applicants and have broken the myth that "the best do not come into law."

"Best are coming into the law and choosing career in judicial service," he added.