RANGPUR, Government officials at inaugural function of a training course today stressed on enhancing capabilities of the people involved with conducting activities of village courts to quickly resolve local disputes.
The district administration organised the twoday refreshers' training
course on 'Village Court' for union parisahd secretaries and village court
assistants of 14 union parishads at conference room of Learning and Resource
Centre in the city.
The event is being arranged with assistance of the Activating Village
Courts in Bangladesh (second phase) project.
The Local Government Division is implementing the project with financial
assistance of European Union and UNDP.
Deputy Commissioner Enamul Habib attended the function as the chief guest
with Deputy Director (Local Government) Syed Farhad Hossain in the chair.
District Facilitator of the project Md. Matiur Rahman narrated goals of
the project that aims to further strengthening activities of village courts
in reaching justice easily to the rural poor at their doorsteps.
He discussed laws and rules related to village courts, procedures of
conducting its activities and ways for further strengthening activities of
village courts to make those peoplefriendly and popular among common people.
The proejct is currently being implemented in 41 unions of Sadar,
Kawnia, Taraganj, Badaragnja and Pirganj upazials of Rangpur in the second
pahse, Matiur added.
The participants narrated field level experiences in running activities
of village courts and prevailing challenges with suggestions for further
strengthening of village courts.
The chief guest stressed on informing public about benefits of village
courts those are capable of resolving minor disputes and conflicts amicably
without knocking doors of district level lower courts or police stations.
He suggested the participants to acquire knowledge from the training to
enhance their capabilities for smoothly running activities of village courts
to resolve minor disputes and conflicts locally and reduce pressure of cases
on lower courts.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)