General Training Program (GTP) - TRAINING STRATEGY, DISCIPLINE AND CONDUCT

General Training Program (GTP)

For Judicial Officers  & Personnel concerned with the System of Administration of Justice.

TRAINING STRATEGY, DISCIPLINE AND CONDUCT

 

1.     TRAINING METHODOLOGY

 

The training methodology is comprised of four areas:

 I.      DELIVERY

a)      Lectures: Lectures are the principle mode of a training program. They are designed to be highly informative, communicative, well-calculated and interactive in the sense to ensure greater participation of the trainees.

b)     Extension Lectures: In order to broaden the intellectual level of the trainees, the Academy arranges special lectures. These lectures are delivered by persons of high profile, invited from across the country.

c)      Research Skills: The trainees are imparted research skills, on which a separate module is drawn up in each training. The research is in the nature of group work (syndicate). Each member of a group is required to conduct research on an assigned topic. Small exercises on comparatively smaller topics are also arranged. Each module contains separate syndicate research topics. The Academy arranges a coordinator to help the trainees write research papers and learn how to publish it.

d)     Language and Linguistic Skills: Problems are often created due to communication gap. To meet the need, experts on the subject are invited to deliver lectures. Practical exercises are conducted. Modern techniques and gadgets are used. The area of official correspondence is also focused. Keeping in view the needs of Qazi Courts in PATA and Kohistan District of Hazara Division, special classes of understanding and communication of Arabic language are arranged. Proficiency in Arabic and English languages would also help the trainees properly interpret and construe the legal provisions of Islamic Law and Jurisprudence. To actualize the recent decision of august Supreme Court of Pakistan reported as PLD 2015 SC 1210, the academy intends to include a separate comprehensive module on Urdu language.

 

II.      PARTICIPATION

a)      Presentations: Trainees are divided into various groups. Each member of the group is required to make an analytical and critical presentation of the lectures delivered or talk shared on each passed day. They are also required to prepare presentations on the assigned topics. To enhance their capability of addressing gatherings and to eliminate the element of hesitancy, all presentations must be on power point and in English language. Presentational performance plays an important role in evaluation of trainees.

b)     Study Circles and Panel Discussions: Study circles are arranged to develop the habit of text reading and to make the trainees aware of significance of collective study. In panel discussions, the trainees are provided with an opportunity to academically interact with a group of experts through a Q&A sessions. These activities would help trainees to understand the causes of diversity in opinions, the significance of concurrence, the valuation of an argument and proper method of drawing an inference.

 

2.     CONDUCT & DISCIPLINE

 

a)      Attendance and Punctuality:Presence in all lectures, classes and participation in each activity is compulsory. Leave is allowed in unavoidable circumstances. Residence in the specified hostel/hotel is necessary. Attendance must be in-time. Biometric devices have been installed for this purpose. Trainees are required to be present in classroom on time, nevertheless, a concession of 05 minutes is granted where after they are marked absent despite confirmation of their participation by CCTV footage. In case of non-compliance, penalties will be in shape of negative marking, deduction of leave account, and others as may be deem fit by a disciplinary committee.

b)     Code of Conduct:The Academy, as a compulsory subject of its training, arranges classes for judicial conduct, etiquettes and mannerism. The conduct of trainees is ordinarily regulated by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government Servants (Conduct) Rules, 1987. However, the job requirement of the judicial officers warrants special behaviour in the judges which demand for possession of the highest quality of intellect and character. Therefore, they have to follow the code of conduct for judicial officers of KP District Judiciary as provided by Peshawar High Court vide circular # 10367-10390/admn: dated 25.11.2005 (Annex-A).  In case of non-adherence, the Academy may refer the matter to the Competent of Authority.

c)      Dress Code:Both male and female trainees shall follow the relevant instructions of the Peshawar High Court vide circular# U-86-II dated 28.04.2004 (Annex-B).

d)     DISCIPLINE

1. Courteous behavior is expected during all training activities both inside and outside classes. Trainees are expected to show due courtesy to the permanent and visiting faculty, their colleagues and the staff working at the Academy.

2. Smoking is not permitted in class rooms, library, auditorium, mess, lounges and official public transport.

3. Trainees are required to abide by the seating plan as notified from time to time. Violation results in negative assessment by the faculty.

4. Trainees are not allowed to receive visitors, messages or to receive or make telephone calls during working hours.

5. No lecture may be missed except in an emergency, and that too, after due authorization.

6. Mobile phones are not allowed in the class.

7. Trainees are issued name tags during registration with the KPJA. The name tags are to be worn at all times during classes. In case of loss of name tag, a new one can be procured on payment with the approval of Senior Director (Admin) KPJA.

8. The Academy has zero tolerance for incidents of moral turpitude, including cheating in different activities. Such cases are liable to attract disciplinary proceedings.

 

3.     CO-CURRICULAR

 

a)      Mock Trials: During the training, mock trials are conducted, for which case-files of various natures/ paper books of decided cases are requisitioned from Record Room/ muhafizkhana. This exercise would help trainees write order-sheets, short orders, summons, warrants, full judgments, evidence, presenting a case, fixing date of proceedings and the like.

b)     Attachments: Probationers are to undergo attachments with related sectors such as District Judiciary, Revenue, Police, and Prosecution.

c)      Tours and visits: Purpose-basedinland tours and visits are essential part of the training program. Such tours are arranged, so that trainees should be able to develop an orientation with key public institutions, for example, higher courts, legislative bodies, and judicial and other training academies. Tours for recreation are also arranged. Probationers are divided into groups. Each group is required to write a report followed by a presentation.

 

4.     TRAINING EVALUATION

1.      The Academy employs quantitative model of training evaluation, designed by it in collaboration with the UNDP. The methodology has been devised to assess the training activity. The model contains 04 levels of evaluation as shown in the table below:

Levels of Evaluation

Variables or Factors that count the concepts quantitatively

I

Reaction to Process/Training

VR1: Expectations from the training courses

VR2: Attributes of training course

VR3: Training course content

VR4: Environmental/Technical Conditions

 

VR5: Trainer’s Response

II

Learning

(Outcome Based Learning)

VR6: Knowledge

 

III

Job Behaviour

(After every 6 months)

 

VR7: Job Involvement

VR8:Organizational Commitment

VR9: Job Satisfaction

IV

Results

Job Performance

(Annually)

VR10: Integrity

VR11: Knowledge

VR12: Communication

VR13: Preparation, attentiveness and control over proceedings

VR14: Management Skills

VR15: Service to the profession and public

VR16: Collegiality

A co-relation is drawn between the efficacy of the training and the desired results through Spearman’s co-relation formula, for which purpose statistical software is employed. Although for weighing VR6 and VR11 the academy has designed a software in C-sharp called activity management system (AMS).

 

2.      Probationer Judicial officers are further assessed objectively in presentations, mannerism & etiquettes, class participation, dress code, mock trial participation, punctuality and judgment writing skills.

 

 

5.     CAR /PARKING

 

1.      The Academy allows trainee officers to park their cars on the campus. However, for security purposes, trainees are required to obtain stickers from the Academy's administration. Entry of only those cars will be allowed which display the sticker issued by the Academy.

2.      There are designated car parking areas for faculty, trainees and visitors. The trainees are required to park their vehicles in the designated area only. Violation of specified parking is likely to result in withdrawal of the car parking facility.

 

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