It will help them in discharging their work efficiently: judge
“It is essential for government employees to have legal knowledge to discharge their responsibilities efficiently,” Karnataka High Court judge N. Kumar has said.
He was speaking after inaugurating a workshop on the ‘Karnataka Land Revenue Reforms Act' here on Sunday.
The workshop was organised by the District Legal Services Authority, the Department of Information, and the district administration.
Mr. Kumar said there were 1.78 crore government employees in the country.
“It is their responsibility to chalk out plans for the welfare of the general public. This will be possible only when the employees have a thorough understanding of the laws and work efficiently,” he said.
“The aim of the legal services authority is to help create legal awareness among government employees,” Mr. Kumar said.
Principal District and Sessions judge K. Natarajan said that free legal awareness programmes had been conducted at Navalgund, Kundagol, Hubli and Dharwad.
Deputy Commissioner Darpan Jain said that 35 per cent of the village accountants in the district were appointed recently.
“They require thorough knowledge of the Karnataka Land Revenue Reforms Act to discharge their duties properly,” he said.
Mr. Jain urged the participants to clarify their doubts regarding the Land Reforms Act. “Officers of the Revenue Department must ensure that cases are dealt with in a transparent and speedy manner,” he stressed.
Additional Deputy Commissioner C.M. Noormansur, Assistant Commissioner Shivanand Kapse, and member-secretary of the legal services authority C. Rajshekhar were present.