District Judge job recruitment in Calcutta High Court
Examination for direct recruitment from members of the bar to the cadre of District Judge (Entry Level)
Number of Vacancies : Six (6) but likely to vary subject to result of Civil Appeal No. 1867 of 2006 (Malik Mazhar Sultan’s case now pending before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India).
Qualification : (1) No person shall be eligible for appointment by direct recruitment unless: - (a) he/she is a citizen of India; (b) he/she has attained the age of 35 years and has not attained the age of 45 years (relaxation of 3 years on upper age for the candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes) on the first day of January of the year in which applications for recruitment areinvited; (c) he/she has been practising for not less than seven years as an advocate as on 01-01-2019 ;and (d) he/she has good character and is of sound health and free from any disability which renders him/her unfit for such appointment.
Pay Scale (Unrevised) : (1) Entry Level – Rs. 51550-1230-58930-1380-63070/- with other perks like free Newspapers, Magazine, Medical Reimbursement facilities, entitlement of 75/50 litres of petrol or diesel or cash equivalent if own car is used instead of pool car, Robe Allowance and other allowance as admissible under Rules. (2) Selection Grade (available on merit-cum-seniority to 25% of the cadre posts of the District Judges and would be given to those having not less than five years of continuous service in the cadre) – Rs. 57700-1230- 58930-1380-67210- 1540-70290/-. (3) Super Time Scale (available on merit-cum-seniority to 10% of the cadre of District Judge who have put in not less than three years continuous service as Selection Grade District Judges) – Rs. 70290-1540-76450/-. All appointments to the posts mentioned above shall be made by the Governor in accordance with the recommendation of the High Court and all selections to the posts mentioned above shall be made by the High Court.
Probation : A Judicial Officer in the rank of District Judge (Entry Level) shall be on probation for a period of two years from the date on which he joins duty. The High Court may, at any time, extend the period of probation but the total period of probation shall not exceed three years. The High Court may, at any time during or at the end of the period of probation, recommend termination of the probationer from service. On successful completion of probation, the probationer shall, if there is permanent post available, be confirmed in the service and if no permanent post is available, a certificate shall be issued by the High Court to the effect and as soon as a permanent post becomes available, he/she shall be confirmed. A probationer shall be deemed to be on probation until confirmed, or terminated, as the case may be.
Posting & Transfer : All postings and transfers of the District Judge (Entry Level) Judicial Officers in the rank of District Judges shall be made by the High Court.
How To Apply ForDistrict Judge job recruitment in Calcutta High Court
Eligible candidates may submit applications on plain paper A-4 size (210 x 297 mm) with the following typed/computerized format addressed to the Registrar General–cum-Secretary, Selection Board, High Court, Appellate Side, Calcutta – 700 001.
The last date for submission of application is by 4:30 P.M. on 30th April, 2019.
About High Court at Calcutta
The High Court at Calcutta, formerly known as the High Court of Judicature at Fort William, was brought into existence by the Letters Patent dated 14th May, 1862, issued under the High Court's Act, 1861, which provided that the jurisdiction and powers of the High Court were to be defined by Letters Patent. The High Court of Judicature at Fort William was formally opened on 1st July, 1862, with Sir Barnes Peacock as its first Chief Justice. Appointed on 2nd February, 1863, Justice Sumboo Nath Pandit was the first Indian to assume office as a Judge of the Calcutta High Court, followed by legal luminaries such as Justice Dwarka Nath Mitter, Justice Ramesh Chandra Mitter, Sir Chunder Madhab Ghosh, Sir Gooroodas Banerji, Sir Ashutosh Mookerjee and Justice P.B. Chakravartti who was the first Indian to become a permanent Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court