The Institute of Judicial Training & Research, U.P. was established by the Government of Uttar Pradesh in pursuance of a decision taken at All India Conference of the Chief Justices of High Courts in August/September, 1985 in New Delhi. This landmark conference which was also attended by the Chief Ministers and the Law Ministers of the States, mooted the idea of providing institutional induction and in-service training to the judges of the subordinate courts in the country. The initiative of the state government after being readily agreed to by the Hon’ble High Court of Judicature at Allahabad, saw the Institute coming into the existence and becoming functional on 25th April, 1987 with Hon'ble Mr. Justice K.N. Goyal as its first honorary Director. 

Sri Divesh Chandra Samant, HJS, one of the senior most officer of HJS cadre is its present Director.


The vision of the Institute is ceaseless up-gradation of skills and appropriate attitudinal reorientation through induction level and in-service training in consonance with the imperatives of national and global environment.


The Institute has been established to pursue the following objectives----

  1. To give induction training to new appointees to the judicial and prosecution services.

  2. To conduct in-service training/refresher courses for the judicial officers of U.P.

  3. To conduct research work in the field of law to make the legal system more effective.

  4. To find out ways and means for expeditious disposal of cases.

  5. To improve knowledge and skill of Judicial Officers so that they can perform their duties more effectively and efficiently.

  6. To foster the initiatory and creativity amongst Judicial Officers and to help prevent obsolescence of manpower.

  7. To provide the participants a wider awareness, and enlarge skill and enlightened altruistic philosophy, and make enhanced personal growth possible.

  8. To conduct in-service training / refresher courses for the Judicial Officers in order to update their legal knowledge, skills and techniques.

  9. To conduct study, analysis and research relating to legal education and practical problems in the working of District Courts.

  10. To organize seminars / workshops on current legal issues.

  11. To author and publish journals, digests and brochures of law and distribution thereof to the judicial officers of the State.  


The motto of the Institute as inscribed in its Logo is “योग: कर्मसु कौशलम्’’. These golden words which have been borrowed from the 50th Verse of the 2nd Chapter of the Bhagwat Geeta simply means “Adroitness in Human Action is Yoga”.


The Institute is functioning under the patronage of Hon’ble Mr. Justice Arun Bhansali, Chief Justice, High Court of Judicature at Allahabad. The Law Department of the State Government is the Administrative Department of the Institute and the Director is the Head of the Department.  

 The faculty of the Institute comprises of Sri Divesh Chandra Samant, Director, Sri Irfan Ahmad, Additional Director, Smt. Shikha Srivastava, Additional Director (Adiministration), Sri Anurag Panwar, Additional Director (Research) and Sri Nishant Dev, Additional Director (Training) from HJS cadre. Sri Sanjay Kumar Singh, Addl. Director (Finance) is from Finance Services. Sri Kamalkant Gupta, Deputy Director, Sri Ankur Garg, Deputy Director, Smt. Farha Jameel, Deputy Director and Smt. Indresh, Deputy Director from PCS(J) cadre.


The Institute is located in sylvan and tranquil surroundings, spread over an area of 32 acres, away from the din and bustle of the city in Vineet Khand, Gomtinagar, Lucknow.

 The Institute has a separate Training Wing, Administrative Block, Conference Hall, Library, Officers’ Hostel with attached dining facility, gymnasium and Yoga Hall, Brochure room, Computer Lab and residential facility for the Director and the senior faculty.


The Training Wing comprises of 4 lecture theatres of total seating capacity of 180 trainee officers and 8 tutorial rooms each having a seating capacity of 20 trainee officers. They are air-conditioned and are well furnished & equipped with LCD projectors, white boards, sound systems.


The Conference Hall no. 1 is fully air-conditioned and has been recently renovated. The hall is fully furnished with seating capacity of about 150 persons.


For the purpose of carrying out the interactive refresher training programmes under the 13th Finance Commission Scheme, a hall on the top floor of the Administrative Block has been developed as a conference cum seminar hall fully furnished and having seating capacity of about 70 officers.


Recognizing the necessity of becoming technology friendly and establishment of full fledged e-courts in the near future, the Institute provides necessary training of handling computers to all the trainee officers. To facilitate this process, the Institute's Computer Lab is equipped with 45 new latest Core i processor systems and 8 laptops with latest configuration.


The Library of the Institute is housed in a beautiful ambience into two spacious air-conditioned halls in the Training Wing with one being dedicated to Law books and commentaries and general books and other exclusively for storing Journals. This centre of knowledge has more than 35000 books. The Institute has been subscribing 22 legal journals of varied nature including All England Reports.


The Administrative Block is a three storied building. The nerve centre of the Institute houses the Director’s Office with attached meeting hall. It also has the main office and the offices of the faculty members, along with the newly established conference cum seminar hall, gymnasium and the brochure room. 


All training courses are residential. The in-campus officers’ hostel is a three storied building with 114 rooms. All the rooms are fully furnished and air conditioned. The renovation of the Hostel rooms is under progress.


The mess and dining facility attached to the hostel has been completely renovated in the current financial year. The dining hall can accommodate 250 persons at a time and is fully furnished and air-conditioned. To ensure proper hygienic conditions, the kitchen of the mess have been equipped with ultra modern gadgets and utensils.


The gymnasium of the institute has been established recently and is fitted with state-of-the-art modern equipments and machines.


The Institute conducts various training programmes mainly on legal and judicial orientations for the Judicial Officers of the state.

            The Institute undertakes induction training for newly recruited probationers of civil judge (Junior Division) cadre and also for direct recruit to Higher Judicial Service. The duration for Induction Training Programme for Civil Judges (JD) is one year while the duration for Induction Training of officers of Higher Judicial Services is three months. The Institute has provided Induction Training to newly appointed Assistant Prosecuting Officers too.

Refresher courses for Civil Judges (Junior Division), Civil Judges (Senior Division), Additional District Judges, Judges (Family Courts) and District Judges have also been organized. Apart from it, Refresher Training Programmes for Public Prosecutors is being organized in cycles.



The Institute has short-listed Army Institute of Management and Technology, Greater NOIDA for providing Management Training to Judicial Officers of all rank. The focus of this programme is on enhancing the managerial skills particularly in the context of Court Management, Docket Management, Office Management and Personnel Management.


The Institute has so far published 32 books and around 250 brochures on different law topics and other fields of general importance. The Institute regularly publishes a Quarterly Digest containing notes on the reported judgments of Hon’ble Supreme Court and Allahabad High Court. The Institute also publishes JTRI Journal containing legal articles by Hon’ble Judges, other luminaries and Jurists.


The Institute has undertaken a research project with the object to identify practical difficulties in the working of courts relating to Judicial, Non-Judicial, Administrative side and also relating to infrastructural setup and relation with bar and other agencies. Various workshops have been organized on state and regional basis. Many more are planned. An interim report after extensive research on the basis of available data has been submitted to Hon’ble High Court of Allahabad.


The object of the Institute of Judicial Training and Research, U.P., Lucknow has been not only to provide judicial education and skill but also to shorten and minimize the difficulties faced by the Judicial Officers in their day to day working.

Keeping in view the demand of the judicial officers of different cadres of the District Judiciary in U.P., a need is felt to start ‘Judicial Helpline’ at the Institute.

The Judicial Officer can convey their legal problems / difficulties to the Institute on Telephone, Cell-phone, Fax or E-mail.