DAY 1: 20 February 2021Saturday
Inaugural Ceremony and Keynote Address9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Session 1A: Addressing Challenges of Modern Policing
1. Enhancing the strength of police force and quality of police recruitment and training
2. Reducing the burden on police force and improving professionalism through specialization of functions
3. Institutionalizing community policing
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Session 1B: Addressing Challenges of Modern Policing
1. Improving forensic infrastructure for crime investigation
2. Strengthening police mobility, communications and enhancing computerization in policing functions
3. Minimizing the use of force in crowd control
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
DAY 2: 21 February 2021Sunday
Session 2: Strengthening Investigation and Prosecution
1. Strengthening Crime Investigation – Separating investigation of crimes above a threshold from law and order functions
2. Empowering Prosecution to drive the investigation – Increasing the number of prosecutors, establishing independence and competence of prosecution
9:00 AM – 11:00AM
Session 3: Criminal Procedural Reforms
1. Implementing recommendations of the ‘Committee on Reforms of Criminal Justice System’ (Malimath Committee)
2. Removing procedural constraints on investigating officers
3. Reforming prisons – processing of under trial prisoners and enhancing prison infrastructure
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Day 4: 23 February 2021Tuesday
Conversation on Fake News in the Age of Social Media6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Day 5: 24 February 2021Wednesday
Conversation on Women’s Safety6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Day 6: 25 February 2021Thursday
Conversation on Setting up Systems to deal with Cybercrime6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Day 8: 27 February 2021Saturday
Session 4: Civil Procedural Reforms
1. Institutionalizing case management in civil courts
2. Mitigating challenges in the functioning of Commercial Courts
3. Updating pecuniary jurisdictions of civil courts
9:00 AM – 11:00AM
Session 5: Speedy Justice in Trial Courts
1. Establishing local courts in rural and urban areas
2. Building capacity – Increasing the judge to population ratio and strengthening use of technology and court administration
3. Clearing arrears in trial courts
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Day 9: 28 February 2021Sunday
Session 6: Strengthening the Role of Constitutional Courts
1. Clearing pendency in the High Courts
2. Establishing permanent Constitutional Benches
9:00 AM – 11:00AM
Session 7: Judicial Standards and Accountability
1. Creating an All-India Judicial Service
2. Utilising Article 235 effectively to ensure quality of the subordinate judiciary
3. Outlining national judicial standards and accountability mechanisms for the higher judiciary
12:00 PM – 2:00PM
Rule of Law for the 21st Century
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM