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Training for other stakeholders

1. Programmes for Staff of District Judiciary

    Every year, the academy conducts skill enhancement training programme for the following categories of staff of district judiciary:
    1. Sheristdars & Superintendents
    2. Clerical staff- civil judiciary
    3. Clerical staff- criminal judiciary
    4. Amins & Process Servers
    This staff of district judiciary are trained by judicial officers nominated by the academy.  The trainers will attend an orientation programme every year. The training programme in each district is coordinated by the district judge, who will ensure that all the staff in the district are trained.


Civil Court

Module I-Introduction and  Institution of suits


    1. Need for training
    2. Change Management
    3. Staff as stakeholders

Institution of Suits

    1. Presentation of pleading including plaint, written statement & Counter claims & format
    2. Jurisdiction
    3. Court fees & Cancellation of Stamps including refund of court fees
    4. Limitation
    5. Minor Suits & Indigent suits-Special suits
    6. Original Petitions
    7. Interlocutory Applications and affidavits
    8.Return and rejection of plaint.
    9. Posting of Cases.
    10.Adjournment and Advancement.
    11. Power of Attorney and Vakalath.

Module II- Trial

Pre Trial Procedure

    1. Amendment of pleadings
    2. Death of parties and impleading parties.
    3. Issues
    4. Production, Inspection and Search of documents including summons to produce documents
    5. Commissions
    6. Receiver

Trial Procedure

    1. Marking of documents including in LAR proceedings
    2. Impounding of documents
    3. Return of documents
    4. Furnishing copies of proceedings
    5. Summoning of witnesses
    6. Witness batta
    7. Examination of witnesses
    8. Surety bond
    9. A Diary, B Diary, Proceedings Paper, Index

Module III- Judgment, Decree and miscellaneous

    Judgement, Decree & Miscellaneous (including Criminal Procedure for Sessions Court, Execution proceedings and processes-basics, Case flow management rules)
    1. Preparation of judgement and decree – appendix and suffix.
    2. Costs
    3. Certified copies
    4. Execution proceedings-General
    5. Processes-General
    6. Case Flow Management Rules
    7. Criminal Procedure-General
    8. Issuing of Succession Certificate
    Discussion on doubts and Feedback

Process Servers

Module I- Introduction and Processes


    1. Need for training
    2. Change Management
    3. Staff as stakeholders


    1. Submission of processes
    2. Modes of Service-including service by affixture and substituted service
    3. Return of processes-formats

Module II- Execution and Miscellaneous

Execution Proceedings

    1. Notices
    2. Procedure for attachment and delivery
    3. Reports in execution-arrest, attachment and delivery, obstruction.
    4. Sale-Procedure and reports
    5. Purchase Certificate
    6. Delivery of Property and putting up of boundary-procedure
    7. Garnishee Proceedings
    Miscellaneous, Discussion and Doubts

Criminal Court

Module I- Introduction and filing


    1. Need for training
    2. Change Management
    3. Stakeholder ship


    1. FIR and occurrence report-filing
    2. Filing of Complaints and other petitions
    3. Final Reports and Refer Reports
    4. Refer Objections
    5. Numbering of Cases
    6. MC cases
    7. Summary Trial Cases

Module II- Property management

Property Management and Disposal

    1. Property Register
    2. Valuables and Non valuables
   3. Property Disposal- Special Types-explosives, abkari, ndps, counterfeit coins, arms and ammunition, property in undetected cases, personal property of remand prisoners, appropriation of fine amount in Gaming Act, forfeiture
    4. Production of MO’s at the time of trial

Module III- Process Management

Issuance of Process & Process Management

    1. Summons and warrants to the accused within jurisdiction and outside jurisdiction.
    2. Summons and warrant to Special category witnesses and accused-MLA, Government Servants, Military Personnel, Foreign diplomats, Judicial officers
    3. S.82,83 steps
    4. Summons and warrant to witnesses-medical and expert witnesses
    5. Process Fee
    6. Process Register
    7. Witness Batta
    8. Summons to witnesses outside India
    9. Extradition Proceedings
    10. Summons to produce documents
    11. Search warrants

Module IV- Miscellaneous including bench

Bench Section & Miscellaneous

    1. Court Fee
    2. A Diary
    3. Proceedings Paper
    4. Communication to High Court
    5. Marking of documents
    6. Arrest and Remand including special cases
    7. Police Custody
    8. Recording of Statements under s. 164 Cr.P.C. and R.70,71 Cr.R.P.)
    9.  T.I. Parade
    10. Dying Declaration
    11. Calendar and Statements
    12. Committal Proceedings
    13. Office Administration
    14. Bail- Granting and Execution
    15. Recording of plea, charge and S.313 Cr.P.C.
    16. Compounding
    17. Records
   18. Appendix
   19. Appeals-Sending of records

    Discussion on doubts and Feedback

2. Kerala Judicial Service Examination - Pre-examination training for SC/ST candidates 

    Academy also arranges pre-selection training for the candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes, who have qualified for the final examination in the Munsiff- Magistrate recruitment tests. The aspirants are being trained in the substantive laws and procedural laws in order to enable them to better their performance in the selection tests.

3.Programmes for staff of the High Court

● English usage, grammar and legal language:

    The Academy trains Personal Assistants and Confidential Assistants to the Judges in English usage, grammar and legal language. The module comprises  of 30 sessions.

● Office Communication, Service Conditions of High Court Judges et cetera:

    One day training programme was also conducted for the P.Ss to Judges on Social Etiquettes and Communication, Office Communication, Service Conditions of High Court Judges et cetera.

4.Legal education for Prosecutors

● Prosecutors attached to the Special Court for trial of PoCSO Act cases

    The academy conducts special training programmes for the prosecutors attached to the special courts for trial of cases under the PoCSO Act. 

● Government Pleaders at the district level

    As requested by the Government, the academy has scheduled a two days training programme for the Government Pleaders at the district level on  the Evidence Act, The Information and Technology Act, Cyber crimes et cetera.

●Government pleaders appearing before the Kerala Administrative Tribunal (upcoming) 

    The Board of Governors has accepted the proposal in principle to train the Government pleaders appearing before the Kerala Administrative Tribunal on service laws. 

5. Legal education for  Presidents and Members of District Consumer Redressal Commissions

     Special training programmes are conducted  every year for Presidents and Members of the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission on the nuances of the Consumer Protection Act and other  relevant topics. 

6. Legal education for Principal magistrates and members of  the Juvenile Justice Boards & other stakeholders under the JJ(CPC) Act.

     The academy also conducts special training sessions  for Principal Magistrates and members of the Juvenile Justice Boards on the nuances of  the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, child friendly atmosphere in courts et cetera.

7. In-service training for principal counselors of Family Courts

    Principal Counsellors are appointed in various family Courts in the state of Kerala by the Hon’ble High Court. The newly appointed Principal counselors are being given two months pre-service training. The Scheme of training for principal counselors are as follows:

Kerala Judicial Academy campus          - Two weeks

Family Courts                                                - Six weeks practical training

    Training at the academy aims at the personality development of the counsellors i.e; modification of behaviour, development of self-esteem, change of attitude, etc. and the development of counselling skills. The training sessions are conducted by guest faculty having experience in counselling. After the first session of training at the Academy, the trainees are deputed to various Family Courts for practical training for a period of six weeks. During this period, the trainees will be under the control and supervision of Family Court Judges concerned. The trainees will actively participate in counseling sessions along with other counsellors. They will conduct individual counselling in selected cases. That apart, the trainees will familiarise themselves with the work in the bench section, accounts and  the administrative work of the Family Courts,  viz. filing of O.Ps., E.Ps., C.M.Ps. et cetera. 
    Specialised training on effective counselling in family disputes is conducted every year for principal counsellors of family courts. 

8. Training on e-filing for Advocate master trainers

    As directed by the e-Committee of the Hon’ble Supreme Court, the academy has conducted training programmes on e-filing for selected advocate master trainers utilising the services of eight judicial officers in the state who have been trained as Ubuntu-CIS Master Trainers (UMTs). These advocate trainers have subsequently conducted training in their respective bar associations and have reported the satisfactory conduct of such training programmes to the Directorate of IT, High Court of Kerala. 

9.Training programme for police officers  in the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police and above (upcoming): 

    On the basis of the report of Justice C.N. Ramachandran Nair Committee on police and jail reforms in Kerala, the academy has accepted the request from the State Police Chief to include training programmes in the academic calendar  for police officers in the rank of DySP and above.

10. Training programme for excise officers (upcoming): 

    Special training programme will be conducted for selected excise officers in the academic year 2021-2022.