SRINAGAR, OCT 14: The Jammu & Kashmir State Judicial Academy (JKSJA) today organized a two-day sensitization programme on the Food Safety & Standards Act 2006 for Judicial Officers, Adjudicating Officers, Designated Officers under Food Safety Act, Food Inspectors.
The sensitization programme, held at J&K State Judicial Academy at Mominabad here, has been organized as part of JKSJA’s efforts to strengthen the judicial and administrative institutions and improve necessary skills and efficiency of all stakeholders of the Justice Delivery System in the State.
The programme was inaugurated by Justice Alok Aradhe, Chairman JKSJA in the presence of Justice Hasnain Masoodi, former judge J&K High Court, Abdul Rashid Malik, Director JKSJA, Dr. Pawan Kotwal, Principal Secretary, Health & Medical Education Department (Commissioner Food Safety), Mehmood Pracha, Empanelled Lead Counsel of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and Mohammad Yousuf Akhoon, Presiding Officer Food Safety Appellate Tribunal.
Speaking on the occasion, Abdul Rashid Malik said the programme gives an ample opportunity to feel sensitized and alive towards one’s functions and duties, adding that any inaction or negligence puts lives of millions in peril.
Justice Alok Aradhe, in his special address on the occasion, gave an overview of the sensitization programme, saying that it intends to provide the relevant and practical insights about food safety, standards, food safety management systems and related legal provisions under both the Acts.
The working sessions of the sensitization programme were chaired by resource persons including Justice Hasnain Masoodi alongwith Abdul Rashid Malik, Mehmood Pracha and Mohammad Yousuf Akhoon.
While, in the 1st session, overview and salient feature of the Food Safety & Standards Act 2006 were discussed and deliberated upon, the latter sessions included technicalities in which the participants made presentations on implementation of the Act including the successes, failures, challenges and the way forward for its effective implementation.
On the occasion, the participants shared their experiences whereas the resource persons responded to the questions and issues raised by the participants