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Justice Aniruddha Bose Appointed Director of National Judicial Academy

Supreme Court Justice Aniruddha Bose has been named the new director of the National Judicial Academy (NJA) in Bhopal, as announced by Supreme Court Chief Justice DY Chandrachud during a ceremonial bench held on April 10. The NJA, established in 1993, operates under the guidance of the Supreme Court and aims to enhance the skills of judges and facilitate court administration.

About National Judicial Academy (NJA)

Establishment and Structure

  • Founded in 1993 as an independent society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.
  • Fully funded by the Government of India and operates under Supreme Court instructions.
  • Governed by a Governing Council (GC) and General Body (GB), chaired by the Chief Justice of India.

Mandate and Programs

  • Conducts training programs to assist judges in their adjudicative roles and court administration.
  • Organized 347 educational programs from 2017 to February 2023, with participation from judges, judicial officers, and foreign counterparts.
  • Special events, including regional conferences, are highlights of NJA’s activities, with 19 newspapers covering its academic endeavors during the same period.

About Justice Aniruddha Bose

Background and Career Progression

  • Born on April 11, 1959, in Kolkata, Aniruddha Bose pursued law at Surendranath Law College after completing higher secondary education.
  • Started practicing constitutional, civil, and intellectual property law at Calcutta High Court in 1985.
  • Appointed as a permanent judge of Calcutta High Court in January 2004 and later elevated as Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court in August 2018.
  • Elevated to the Supreme Court on May 24, 2019, and retired from the apex court on April 10, 2024.

Character and Attributes

  • Described as a classical Bengali gentleman, Justice Bose is known for his attentive nature and intellectual pursuits.
  • Recognized as both a distinguished lawyer and judge, he brings a wealth of experience, including work in intellectual property law, to his new role as Director of the National Judicial Academy.

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