District Judge Recruitment Exam: Rajasthan HC upholds Conditions On Candidates To Furnish 10 Certified Copies Of Judgments

The Rajasthan High Court in the case of Laxmilal Salvi S/o Shri Rupaji and Ors. v/s Registrar General, Rajasthan High Court and Ors. upheld the conditions on candidates to furnish 10 certified copies of Judgments.

The petitioner has challenged one of the conditions contained in the notification, which pertains to holding of the competitive examination for direct recruitment to the cadre of District Judge, 2020. Under the notification in question, the High Court has invited applications from eligible candidates for direct recruitment to the post of District Judge. Paragraph 6 of the notification requires the candidates to submit an online application along with certain documents. Clause (f) of paragraph 6, which is under challenge, requires the candidates to supply certified copies of those 10 judgments of which the candidate has furnished particulars while submitting online application form. 

The petitioner contended that this requirement is not part of the recruitment rules, and therefore, cannot be inserted through the recruitment notification.

The division bench of Chief Justice Akil Kureshi and Justice Rameshwar Vyas noted that Sub-rule (1) of Rule 36 of Rajasthan Judicial Service Rules, 2010 thus requires a candidate while submitting the application to furnish particulars of 10 judgments of preceding seven years.

The court added that he also has to produce certified copies of such judgments before conducting the main examination. He has to provide particulars of final orders and judgments personally argued by him which should not relate to interlocutory orders, bail orders or orders based on compromise or withdrawal of cases. 

The court while dismissing the petition held that Clause (f) of paragraph 6 of the main notification thus traces its root to Sub-rule (1) of Rule 36 of the said rules and is thus in consonance with the statutory recruitment rules. Rule 36(1) is not under challenge. 

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