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06 Higher Judicial Service Vacancy – High Court of Uttarakhand


Last Date:06 May,2019
Advt.No.: 141 /UHC/Admin.A/2019
High Court of Uttarakhand

High Court of Uttarakhand invites Application for the post of 06 Higher Judicial Service. Apply before 06 May 2019. High Court of Uttarakhand Qualification/eligibility conditions, how to apply & other rules are given below… Official Website is www.highcourtofuttarakhand.gov.in

Name of the post – Higher Judicial Service
No of post – 06
Pay Scale – 51,550-63,070/- (Per Month)

Education Qualification:
Must be an Advocate of not less than seven years standing as on the first day of January 2019.

General Instruction:

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  • Applications are invited from the practicing Advocates for filling up 06 vacant posts of ADDITIONAL DISTRICT AND SESSIONS JUDGE by direct recruitment in the Uttarakhand Higher Judicial Service in the pay scale of ` 51,550-1,230-58,930-1,380-63,070, in accordance with the provisions of the Uttarakhand Higher Judicial Service Rules-2004 (as amended in 2016). Number of posts may increase or decrease.
  • The reservation for Scheduled Caste and Economically Weaker Section category (EWS) and women will be admissible only to those candidates who are permanent residents of the State of Uttarakhand.
  • Applicants should claim reservation in EWS category only after ascertaining that they fall in the EWS category in accordance with Notification of Government of Uttarakhand No.29/XXXVI(3)/2019/ 03(1)/ 2019, Dated 05.02.2019
  • Applicants claiming reservation in EWS category are not eligible for any relaxation in upper age limit. Once any applicant has claimed for EWS category in his application form, thereafter, at any stage of selection process, the request for change of category will not be accepted.
  • For claiming reservation in any category, it is necessary for an applicant to furnish the certificate, confirming his category, issued by Government of Uttarakhand in accordance with relevant Government Order through a competent authority/level.
  • Applicants must have attained the age of 35 years and must not have attained the age of 45 years on the 1st day of January 2019. In other words, applicants should have been born on or after 02.01.1974 and not later than 01.01.1984. Relaxation in age to the candidates will be admissible as per rules of the State of Uttarakhand.
  • Must be a Citizen of India. Must be an Advocate of not less than seven years standing as on the first day of January 2019.
  • Prosecuting Officer / Assistant Prosecuting Officers are also treated to be an Advocate and eligible as per the Judgment of Hon’ble Supreme Court in Civil Appeal No. 561 of 2013; Deepak Agarwal Vs. Keshav Kaushik & Others.
  • The admission of candidate at every stage of examination will be purely provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility
  • The Character of the applicants must be such as to render them suitable in the opinion of the Governor, in all respects for appointment to the service.
  • The applicants must enclose a certificate of experience and Character from the District Judge of the respective District in which the applicant is practicing as an Advocate or in case, the applicant is practicing before High Court / Supreme Court, he must enclose the certificate of experience and character by the Registrar of the said court along with the application form.The certificate, in original, must disclose the entire experience claimed, clearly mentioning the duration of continuous practice (i.e. date, month & year). The certificate having confusing period or if original certificate not submitted, such application forms will be summarily rejected. The period of standing as an Advocate shall be counted on continuous basis only.
  • The applicants are also required to enclose two self-addressed envelopes (size 25 cm. X 11 cm.) containing postage stamp of 25/- on each, along with the application form.
  • Any person dismissed from service by the Central or State Government or convicted by any court for an offence involving moral turpitude shall not be eligible for appointment.
  • No person shall be eligible to be recruited unless applicant is in good mental and bodily health and free from any physical defect likely to interfere with the efficient performance of duties as a member of the service. The Selected candidates will have to undergo the prescribed Medical Tests and Character verifications applicable to Gazetted Government Servants of State of Uttarakhand.
  • A candidate, who has more than one living spouse at a time, shall not be eligible for appointment.
  • Any person who is already in the service of Union or of the State shall not be eligible for recruitment in Uttarakhand Higher Judicial Service.
  • Candidates are warned that they should not furnish any particulars that are false or suppress any material information while filling up the application form.
  • The applicant for recruitment to the Service must possess thorough knowledge of Hindi in Devnagari Script and English. The question papers shall be in English only but the candidates will have a choice to answer either in Hindi or in English.
  • Applications will be entertained only on prescribed form given below,which can be downloaded from the website of the High Court of Uttarakhand i.e. www.highcourtofuttarakhand.gov.in.

About Us:

  • The Uttarakhand State was carved out from erstwhile State of Uttar Pradesh on 09/11/2000. At the time of the creation of the State, the High Court of Uttarakhand was also established on the same day at Nainital. Since that day the High Court is functioning in an old building situated in Mallital Nainital which was known as old Secretariat. The building of the High Court is a very magnificent and was constructed in 1900 A.D. There is a park in front of the building and Naina Peak, the highest peak in Nainital, in the background, which makes the building more picturesque. In the beginning five Court rooms were constructed but later on more Court rooms have been added. A huge Chief Justice Court Block and a Block of Lawyers’ chambers have also been built up in the year 2007.
  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ashok A. Desai was the founder Chief Justice of the High Court who was transferred from High Court of Allahabad along with Hon’ble Mr. Justice P.C.Verma, the Senior Judge and Hon’ble Mr. Justice M.C.Jain.
  • The sanctioned strength of Judges at the time of creation was 7 which has been increased to 9 in 2003. Hon’ble Mr. Justice S.H. Kapadia, Hon’ble Mr. Justice V.S. Sirpurkar and Hon’ble Mr. Justice Cyriac Joseph who have adorned the office of Chief Justice in this High Court, have been elevated to Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.
  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice P.C. Verma, the Senior Judge has been transferred to High Court of Judicature at Allahabad. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Irshad Hussain, Hon’ble Mr. Justice M.M. Ghildiyal and Hon’ble Mr. Justice Rajesh Tandon have retired.

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