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THE HIGH COURT OF KERALA

No. B1-91557/2010                                             Kochi – 682 031

Dated – 28-01-2011

NOTIFICATION

KERALA JUDICIAL SERVICE EXAMINATION – 2011

 

Applications are invited in the prescribed form, from qualified candidates for

appointment to the post of Munsiff-Magistrate in the Kerala Judicial Service.

1. Scale of pay : ` 27700 – 44770

2. Number of vacancies: 35 (Thirty Five).

3. Methods of recruitment: (i) Direct recruitment; and (ii) Recruitment by transfer.

4. Mode of selection: The selection shall be after holding competitive examinations at two successive stages. The first stage is the Kerala Judicial Service Examination (Preliminary). The second stage is the Kerala Judicial Service Examination (Main), consisting of written examination and viva voce. The preliminary examination and main examination will be conducted on the basis of the Scheme given below. Only those candidates who are declared by the High Court to have qualified in the Preliminary Examination will be eligible for admission to the main written examination, provided they

are otherwise found eligible for admission to the Main Examination. Names of candidates shortlisted for the main written examination and the schedule of the main written examination will be published in the Notice Board and website of the High Court and the candidates who are found eligible for admission to the main written exam will also be intimated personally. The Preliminary Examination shall be conducted on 11-06-2011.

5. Qualifications:

I. Direct Recruitment:

A candidate for appointment as Munsiff-Magistrate by direct recruitment shall satisfy the following general conditions, namely;

(a) He shall be a citizen of India.

(b) He shall be holder of a degree in Law recognised by the Bar Council of India for the purpose of enrolment as an Advocate.

(c) He shall not have completed 35 years of age on the first day of January, 2011.

The upper age limit shall be raised by five years in the case of candidates

belonging to any of the Scheduled Castes or adult members of such castes and their children when such adult members are converted to other religions, or Scheduled Tribes, and by three years in the case of candidates belonging to any of the Other Backward Classes, as provided in Rule 10(c) of KS&SSR.

(d) He shall be of good character.

(e) He shall be of sound health having no bodily infirmities, which renders him unfit

II. Recruitment by transfer:

No officer in service shall be eligible for appointment as Munsiff-Magistrate by transfer, unless he is a holder of a degree in law recognised by the Bar Council of India for the purpose of enrolment as an advocate and is an approved probationer in any one or more of the feeder categories enumerated as Sl.Nos. (i) to (viii) below.

A person who is otherwise qualified for appointment by transfer but is not holding any of the posts enumerated below at the time of his application for appointment by transfer, shall be eligible for appointment if he has held any one or more of such posts at any time and is holding a post in a higher scale of pay in any of the offices from which appointment is to be made. There is no age limit for the candidates who opt recruitment by transfer.

Note:- Save as otherwise provided, eligibility to apply shall be determined with reference to the last date fixed for the receipt of applications.

Feeder categories of officers for recruitment by transfer:

(i) Assistant Public Prosecutor Grade I & II

(ii) Assistant Registrars and other officers of the High Court in the same scale of pay of Assistant Registrars, Personal Assistant to the Chief Justice, Additional Personal Assistant to the Chief Justice, Section Officers, Librarian, Reference Librarian, Court Officers, Court Fee Examiners, Accountant, Head Translator, Private Secretary to Judges including Higher Grade, and Selection Grade Shorthand Writers in the High Court of Kerala.

(iii) Under Secretaries, Section Officers and Librarian in the Advocate General's Office.

(iv) Section Officers and Librarian in the Law Department, Government Secretariat.

(v) Sheristadars of District Courts, Additional District Courts, Special Courts, the Office of the Motor Accidents Claims Tribunals, the Office of the State

Transport Appellate Tribunal, family Court and Wakf Tribunals and Sub Courts, Senior Superintendents of the District Courts and Additional District Courts and Selection Grade Confidential Assistants in the Subordinate Civil Courts.

(vi) Sheristadars of Chief Judicial Magistrate's Courts and Selection Grade

Confidential Assistants in the Subordinate Criminal Courts.

(vii) Full time Lecturers of Government Law Colleges.

(viii) Officers working in the High Court, Subordinate Courts, Advocate General's Office and Law Department in the Government Secretariat not covered by categories (i) to (vii) and having not less than ten years of total service in any one of the four offices or in the four offices taken together.

6. Reservation of appointment:

(a) The rules relating to reservation of appointment for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and non-creamy layer of Other Backward Classes contained in Part II of the Kerala State and Subordinate Services Rules, 1958 (Rules 14 to 17) shall apply to appointment by direct recruitment.

(b) One percent of vacancies shall be reserved for physically handicapped persons with orthopaedic-locomotor disability-moderate subject to the following conditions:

(i) The disability is moderate and does not render the candidate unfit to perform the duties and responsibilities attached to a post in Kerala Judicial Service.

 

(ii) The candidate satisfies the qualifications, including age prescribed and other requirements in the relevant rules for appointment to a post in the service.

(iii) The candidate secures the minimum marks prescribed for pass in the written and oral examination for the recruitment to the post.

 

 

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