Gangtok, June 2: Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir today inaugurated the Sikkim Judicial Academy in the presence of chief minister Pawan Chamling and chief justice of Sikkim High Court Pius C. Kuriakose.
Sikkim Judicial Academy is the second such institution in the North East region, the first one being in Guwahati.
Judicial Academies all over the country impart training to judicial officers. However, in view of the small size of the subordinate judiciary in Sikkim, the academy will extend its benefits to the new members of the Bar and also to the final year law students of Government Law College and the Universities in Sikkim, Justice Kuriakose said.
Justice Altamas Kabir hoped that SJA will be an exemplary institution not only in the region but also in the country.
Sikkim government has made available the building to start the SJA for the time being and has also allotted 2.92 acres of land at Sokeythang, East Sikkim for construction of campus of the academy.