JAMMU: Terming labour as primary and capital, entrepreneur as secondary factors in a nation’s economy, Chief Justice, Jammu and Kashmir High Court, Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed Wednesday advocated judicious and judicial approach for addressing the issues of unorganized manpower.
He emphasized on bringing about an attitudinal change in the society towards this most essential component of the modern economic system.
Chief Justice was addressing the officials of Labour Depttt after inaugurating the 2nd Phase of 5 day training programme on Labour Laws and firsthand knowledge about court proceeding, quasi-judicial proceeding and conduct of the officer in discharge of their judicial/quasi-judicial functions.
The training course has been organised by State Judicial Academy from 22nd of November to 26th of November, 2017.
“The dignity and modesty associated with labour community has to be inculcated in our thinking and value system asserted” the Chief Justice said while advocating implementation of labour laws in letter and spirit”.
Describing issues of unorganized labourers as a matter of big concern requiring collective attention, the Chief Justice said “We need to introspect and ponder upon the fact that human survival is possible only because of hard labour put into by these workers.”
“Let’s bring up a generation where a man doing hard physical work is equally respected as a man, solving a differential equation”, he maintained. He added that a Labourer must get as much as he is putting into his work.
Chief justice, while expressing optimism over the successful outcome of such innovative programmes, said that this intensive training would surely take the participants through a journey in judicial ethics, various enactments, and procedural codes. He exhorted upon the trainees to adopt judicious and judicial approach towards their working. He added that such events would immensely help the participants to work earnestly for protecting the labour class from any kind of exploitation thus ensuring justice for all.
Chairman J&K SJA, Justice Alok Aradhe, while highlighting the laws envisaging Labourers right against exploitation, said that constitution seeks to provide that the health and strength of the workers both men and women and the children is not abused. He exhorted upon the need of weeding out wide disparity in emoluments and working conditions between contract labour and direct labour as they are not treated equally.
The working Sessions of the training programme were chaired by the Resource Person, Justice Hasnain Massodi, former Judge, High Court of Jammu and Kashmir along with Abdul Rashid Malik, Director, J&K State Judicial Academy and Dr. G.R. Ghani, Former Commissioner/Secretary.