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High Court of Gujarat at Sola, Ahmedabad.

ADVERTISEMENT FOR RECRUITMENT OF CIVIL JUDGES.

No.RC/0719/2011

1. (i) The High Court of Gujarat, in view of the guidelines of the Hon'ble

Supreme Court in the case of Malik Mazhar Sultan & Anr. V/s. U.P. Public

Service Commission & Ors. and the Gujarat State Judicial Service Rules,

2005, invites online applications from the eligible candidates, for filling up,

by Competitive Examination, approximately 137 regular vacancies

(existing and future) and 369 ad-hoc vacancies created initially for 5 years,

in the cadre of Civil Judges, in the Pay-Scale of Rs.27700 – 44850 +

allowance as admissible under the Rules. The number of posts reserved for

each caste/category are as under :

Vacancies

 

Caste/Category

 
 

Scheduled

Scheduled

Socially & Educationally Backward Classes

(27%)

General

castes

Tribes

(7%)

(15%)

137(Regular)

69

10

21

37

369 (Ad hoc)

188

26

55

100

However, if suitable candidates of any Reserved Category will not be available

then the posts will be filled up by other suitable candidates according to the merits.

(ii)

The High Court reserves its right to alter the number of posts than notified.

(iii)

Online Application can be made from 1.00 p.m. on 16 th July, 2011 to 30 th

July, 2011. Last date for submission of Online Application is 30/07/2011

till 23:59 hours.

(iv)

Preliminary Examination (Elimination Test) is tentatively to be held in the

month of August / September-2011.

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2. Essential Qualifications :

Candidate must possess a Degree in Law from a University recognized by law

in India and must be practicing as an Advocate in Courts of Civil and / or

Criminal Jurisdiction on the last date fixed for submission of on-line

application.

OR Must have worked in Courts or other allied departments for at least five years and must possess Degree in Law (Special) from a University recognized by law in India.

3. Age Limit :-

A candidate must not have crossed the age of 35 years and must not have

completed as on the last date fixed for submission of Online application 38 years of age, in the case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes or Socially & Educationally Backward Classes, declared as such by the Government of Gujarat, as well as Disabled Persons & Ex- Servicemen. However, relaxation of 5 years i.e. up to 40 years in upper age limit shall be granted to the eligible employees working in the Courts or other allied Departments. No further relaxation in upper age limit, shall be granted to them under any circumstances.

4. Fees and Mode of Payment :-

(i) The candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Socially & Educationally Backward Classes or Disabled Persons are required to pay fees of Rs.250/- plus Bank Charges and all other candidates are required to pay fees of Rs.500/- plus Bank Charges. The candidates making payment of fees shall remit the same in Current Bank Account No. 30725811785 with the State Bank of India, High Court Complex Branch, Ahmedabad, held in the name of Registrar General, High Court of Gujarat, Sola, Ahmedabad, through any of the Core Banking Service branches of the State Bank of India using the Cash Voucher in the special format appended to this Advertisement, from 15/7/2011 to 30/07/2011 during bank working days and hours.

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5. Examination & its syllabus :-

(I) Preliminary Examination (Elimination Test): (To be held tentatively in the

month of August/September, 2011)

(1)

The Preliminary Examination (Elimination Test) shall be of 100 marks

consisting of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) each of 1 mark with the

duration of 2 hours based on following syllabus :-

Part – A

 

(a)

The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908.

(b)

The Limitation Act, 1963.

(c)

The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1981. (Only Chapter XVII)

(d)

The Indian Contract Act, 1872.

Part – B

 

(e)

The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.

(f)

The Indian Penal Code, 1860.

(g)

The Indian Evidence Act, 1872.

(h)

The Gujarat Prohibition Act, 1949 (Old Bombay Prohibition Act)

(i)

The Constitution of India -

[Part-III - Fundamental Rights (Articles 12 to 35A)& Part-IVA - Fundamental Duties]

Part - C

General Knowledge, Test of Reasoning, Numerical & Mental Ability and English Language.

(2)

The language of Question Paper of Preliminary Examination will be

English.

 

(3)

The candidates securing minimum 50% Marks in the Preliminary Exam-

ination shall be eligible for being called for Main Written Examination.

However, the marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination shall not be

taken into consideration for preparing the Final Merit List of the candid-

ates.

(4)

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In the event of a large number of candidates qualifying in the Preliminary

Examination, it will be open to the High Court to decide and restrict the

number of candidates that may be called for Main Written Examination.

(II) Competitive Examination :

(A)

Main Written Examination :- (To be held tentatively in the month of

(Descriptive Type)

October / November, 2011)

(1)

The main written examination shall consist of two papers, each of 100

Marks with 3 hours duration, based on the syllabus given below :-

Paper- I

(1)

The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908.

(2)

The Limitation Act, 1963.

(3)

The Indian Contract Act, 1872.

(4)

The Indian Partnership Act, 1932.

(5)

The Specific Relief Act, 1963.

(6)

The Gujarat Court Fees Act, 2004.

(7)

The Negotiable Instruments Act (Only Ch.XVII).

(8)

The Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969.

(9)

Test of English and Gujarati Language.

Paper – II

(1)

The Probation of Offenders’ Act, 1958.

(2)

The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.

(3)

The Indian Penal Code, 1860.

(4)

The Indian Evidence Act, 1872.

(5)

The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000.

(6)

The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005.

(7)

The Gujarat Prevention of Gambling Act, 1887.

(8)

The Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956.

(9)

Pre-conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act, 1994.

(2) Language of Question Papers of Main Written Examination shall be English.

Answers to Question Papers of Main Written Examination may be given either

in English or in Gujarati, if not instructed otherwise.

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The candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes, securing

minimum 45% Marks and all other candidates securing minimum 50% Marks in the Main Written Examination shall be eligible for being called for viva- voce, provided the candidate has secured minimum 40% Marks in each paper. (4) In the event of a large number of candidates qualifying in Main Written Examination, it will be open to the High Court to decide and restrict the number of candidates that may be called for Viva-voce.

(3)

(B)

Viva-voce :-

 
 

(1)

Viva-voce shall be of 50 Marks.

(2) The object of the Viva-voce is to assess the candidate's mental alertness, knowledge of law, clear and logical exposition, balance of judgment, skills, ethics, power of assimilation, power of communication, character and analytical ability.

(3)

The candidate must have 40% Marks in the Viva-voce for being eligible for inclusion in the Select-List.

(III)

Preparation of Select-List :-

(1) Selection of candidates shall be made on the basis of aggregate marks obtained by the candidates in the Main Written Examination & Viva- voce. (2) The Select List shall contain, on the basis of merits, the number of candidates equal to the vacancies notified. (3) In accordance with the provision of the Rules, High Court reserves its

(4)

rights to prepare additional list, as far as possible ten percent of the number of vacancies notified, for unforeseen circumstances. Appointments would be made from the common merit list which may be prepared considering the total vacancies notified (regular as well as temporary). After exhausting the regular vacancies, remaining candidates in the merit list would be offered appointment on ad hoc basis against temporary vacancies. As and when regular posts in the Civil Judge & JMFC fall vacant, such posts shall be filled up from ad hoc appointees having competed in the regular selection process and selected after regular procedure subject to the seniority and suitability for being absorbed on regular basis.

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6. Disqualification for appointment :-

No person shall be eligible for appointment to the service –

(a) unless he is a citizen of India.

(b) if he is dismissed from service by Central Government or any State Government or U.Ts. or any High Court or Statutory or Local Authority.

(c)if he has been convicted of an offence involving moral turpitude or who is or has been permanently debarred or disqualified by the High Court or the Union Public Service Commission or by any recruiting or examination conducting authority from appearing in examinations or selections.

(d) if he directly or indirectly influences the recruiting authority by any means

for his candidature. (e)if he is a man, has more than one wife living. And, if a woman, has married a man already having another wife.

7. General Instructions :-

(1) Candidates belonging to General Category born before 30/07/1976, the candidates belonging to Reserved Category (SC/ST/SEBC) as well as Disabled Persons and Ex-Servicemen, born before 30/07/1973 shall not be eligible to apply. Candidates working in Courts and allied Departments born before 30/07/1971 shall not be eligible to apply.

(2) The Candidates who have successfully submitted online applications shall only be eligible for appearing at the Preliminary Examination (Elimination Test). (3) The decision of the High Court as to the eligibility or otherwise of a candidate for admission to the Preliminary Examination, Main Written Examination and/or Viva-voce shall be final. No candidate, to whom certificate of admission has not been issued by the Recruiting Authority, shall be admitted for the Examination.

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(4) The candidates shall have to appear at their own cost for Preliminary

Examination / Main Written Examination and Viva-Voce, at the place and time

that may be decided by the High Court.

(5) Benefit of reservation shall be granted to the candidates belonging to Scheduled

Castes / Scheduled Tribes / Socially & Educationally Backward Classes

provided that certificate in respect of reservation as well as non-creamy layer

certificate of the current year in case of SEBC candidates, issued by the

Competent Authority of the State of Gujarat, is produced by the candidate as

and when called for.

(6) Benefit of relaxation in upper age limit & fees shall be granted to the Disabled

Persons, provided that certificate in respect of disability, issued by the

Competent Authority of the State, is produced by the candidate as and when

called for. Whereas, relaxation in upper age limit shall be granted to the Ex-

Servicemen, provided Certificate/Identity Card in that respect, is produced by

the candidate as and when called for.

(7) Employees working in following Departments are considered as Employees

of allied Departments:-

(i)

High Court of Gujarat or any Court Subordinate to it.

(ii)

Office of the Government Pleader, High Court of Gujarat.

(iii)

Office of the Government Pleader, City Civil Court, Ahmedabad.

(iv)

Deputy Section Officers of Legal Section of Legal Department.

(8) The list of eligible candidates will be placed on High Court website.

(9) Candidate shall require to download his/her Call-letter from the Gujarat

High Court website, by using his/her Application No., Pin No. and Date of

Birth, for appearing at the respective Examination/ Viva-vice and the same

shall also be sent on his/her E-mail Id.

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(10)Candidate shall produce, at the time of appearing for the Preliminary / Main Written Examination/Viva-voce, identity proof i.e. Card issued by Election Commissioner or Bar Council of the State or Pan Card or Driving License, in original, along with the Call Letter.

(11)A candidate who is found indulging in unfair practices, viz. copying or misconduct during the course of examination, using electronic gadgets or Mobile Phones etc., tempering with question paper, influencing any person concerned with the elimination test or written examination or oral interview will be debarred from appearing for Preliminary Examination (Elimination Test) or Main Written Examination or Oral Interview, as the case may be, for that examination or any number of years or permanently, as may be decided by the High Court.

(12)Result of all examinations will be made available on the High Court website and/or by any other mode that may be decided by the High Court.

(13)Mere success in the examination shall not confer any right to appointment and no candidate shall be appointed to the post unless the Government is satisfied, after such inquiries as may be considered necessary that the candidate is suitable in all respects for appointment to the post.

(14)Candidate should obtain requisite language certificate and Practice/Experience Certificate from the Competent Authority after publication of result of Main Written Examination.

(15)At present, candidates are not required to send copies of any testimonials/ documents to the High Court. They should produce print out of the Online application alongwith following original testimonials as well as one set of self attested xerox copies thereof and recent passport size photograph, at the time of Viva voce to be conducted by the High Court.

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(i)

Government Gazette, showing change in name / surname etc, if any;

(ii)

School Leaving Certificate or Birth Certificate issued under Birth & Death Registration Act.

(iii)

Educational qualifications i.e. mark-sheet and certificates of SSCE/HSCE, Final Year of Graduation, Post Graduation, LL.B.(all years), Post Graduation in Law, etc. as may be applicable.

(iv)

Certificates possessing basic knowledge of Computer Application / operation issued by Government or private Institute as set out by Government in General Administrative Department Resolution Nos.PRCH-102005-1532-C dtd. 30/09/2006 and CRR-10-2007-120320- G.5 dtd.13/08/2008.

(v)

Certificate/s issued by the Competent Authority of the State of Gujarat, in respect of candidates belonging to Reserved Category (SC/ST/SEBC), as may be applicable and also non-creamy layer certificate of the current financial year, in case of those belonging to Socially & Educationally Backward Classes.

(vi)

In case of disabled candidate (a) a Certificate from a Competent Authority to the effect that he has a disability of not less than 40% and (b) a certificate from the Standing Medical Board at Ahmedabad, to the effect that he would be able to perform the duties of the post in question.

(vii)

Sanad / Intimation letter (if in case, applied for Sanad) issued by the Bar Council of the State.

(viii)

Certificates given not more than 6 months prior to the date fixed for Viva-voce, from two respectable persons unconnected with his college or university and not related to him, testifying to his character.

(ix)

Language Certificate in original issued (i) by the Registrar General, High Court of Gujarat in case of Advocates practicing in the Supreme Court of India / High Court of Gujarat / Courts outside the State of Gujarat (ii) by the concerned Principal District Judge of the District, in case of Advocates practicing in District Court and/or Taluka Courts of

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the District concerned and (iii) by the concerned Principal Judicial Officers of the Courts in the City of Ahmedabad, in case of Advocates practicing in the City Courts at Ahmedabad, as may be applicable, (iv) by the Head of the Department of the Office concerned in case of staff members, in the following manner.

CERTIFICATE

, has sufficient

knowledge of Gujarati, Hindi and English so as to enable him/her to speak in the said languages, to write and read the said languages and to translate with ease, from any of the said languages into English and from English into any of the said languages.

This is to certify that

(mention name & designation/Advocate as may be applicable).

This certificate is issued on the basis of Test taken/ Documents verified by the undersigned for producing before the High Court for recruitment to the cadre of Civil Judges pursuant to the Advertisement dated 01/07/2011.

Date :

(Seal of the court)

Signature of Competent Authority Name of the Court :

Note :- Such certificate shall be issued on taking test or on the basis of any valid educational documents, after publication of the result of Main Written Examination.

(x) Practice/Experience Certificate in original issued (i) by the Secretary General of the Supreme Court of India or any other Officer, authorized by him in case of Advocates practicing in the Supreme Court of India / by the Registrar General or equivalent authority, in case of the Advocates practicing in the courts outside the State of Gujarat/by the Registrar General, High Court of Gujarat, in case of Advocates practicing in the High Court of Gujarat (ii) by the concerned Principal District Judge of the district, in case of Advocates practicing in District Court and/or Taluka Courts of the District concerned and (iii) by the concerned Principal Judicial Officers of the Courts in the City of Ahmedabad, in case of Advocates practicing in the City Courts at Ahmedabad, as may be applicable and (iv) by the concerned Head of the Department, in case of staff members, in the following manner:

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CERTIFICATE

This is to certify that practicing advocate since

in the Department / practice, on the last date fixed for submission of online application.

(mention name & designation/Advocate as may be applicable)

As such he/she has completed

has been working /

years

(mention date)

(mention No. of years)

This certificate is issued on the basis of the record available with the office of the undersigned for producing before the High Court for recruitment to the cadre of Civil Judges, pursuant to the Advertisement dated 01/07/2011.

Date :

(Seal of the court)

Signature of Competent Authority Name of the Court :

(xi) In the case of Legal Assistants / Law Clerks working on the establishment of High Court on contractual basis, the relevant Language Certificate & Practice/Experience Certificate, shall be issued by the Registrar General, High Court of Gujarat. Further, the Legal Assistants/Law Clerks who will qualify in the main written examination, have to produce copies of their respective Appointment Letters, alongwith the Terms of Appointment, at the time of Viva-voce.

(16) Candidates making payment of fees shall remit the amount in Current Bank Account No.30725811785 of State Bank of India, High Court Complex Branch, Ahmedabad, through any of the Core Banking Service Branches of the State Bank of India using the cash voucher in the special format appended to the Advertisement which can be downloaded from the website www.gujarathighcourt.nic.in or http://hcrec.guj.nic.in:8080 and collect from the Bank, the Cash Voucher, marked as 'Office Copy' and 'Candidate’s Copy' with the unique Deposit Journal Number assigned by the Bank and preserve the same. Candidates must ensure that on deposit of fee, the Bank issues them a receipt which invariably mentions (i) Deposit Journal Number (ii) Branch name (iii) Branch Code Number, (iv) Date of deposit and (iv) Bank charges, etc.

(17)

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While applying online for the post, the applicant should ensure that he/she fulfils the eligibility and other norms mentioned above and that the particulars furnished by him/her are correct in all respects. In case it is detected at any stage of recruitment that a candidate does not fulfil the eligibility norms and/or that he/she has suppressed / twisted or truncated any material facts, his/her candidature will stand cancelled. If any of these shortcomings is detected even after appointment, his/her service will be liable to be terminated.

(18) Candidate should preserve his Application Number and Pin Number after submitting Online Application, for future correspondence as well as for downloading the Call-Letters for appearing at Preliminary Examination/Main Written Examination/Viva-Voce.

(19)

Candidate should scan his/her photograph having 5 c.m. of length and 3.6 c.m. of width (10kb) and signature having 2.5 c.m. of length and 7.5 c.m. of width (10kb) in jpg format for uploading the same at relevant space on the application.

(20)

The Candidate shall fill up the required data in the application in accordance with the instructions.

(21)

A candidate shall not apply more than once for any reason at all.

(22)

Candidate should keep two print out of online application for his/her record and future requirement.

(23)

Applications which do not comply with the instructions shall be summarily rejected.

(24)

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The following Government Resolutions are made available on High Court Web

site for information:

(i) Government Resolution, General Administration Department No. PRCH-102005-1532-C, dated 30/09/2006 and CRR-10-2007-120320- G.5, dated 13/08/2008 regarding basic knowledge of computer applica- tion/ operation.

(ii) Government Resolution, Health and Family Welfare Department No. HSP-102002, GOI-36-A, dated 26/10/2010 regarding provision for Certi- ficates to be obtained by the Disabled candidates.

(iii) Government Resolution, General Administrative Department No.RES-1081-GOI-1553/G-2 dated 22/07/1982 regarding relaxation in upper age limit to the Ex-servicemen.

High Court of Gujarat,

Sola, Ahmedabad

Date :- July

04, 2011

Sd/-

Registrar (Recruitment & Finance)