A bench of the Andhra Pradesh High Court comprising Chief Justice Arup Kumar Goswami and Justice C.C. Praveen Kumar, considered Rule 5 (2) (a) of the Andhra Pradesh State Judicial Service Rules, 2007 as unconstitutional.
The rule states that a person seeking appointment as a civil judge must practice as a lawyer for at least three years from the date of publication of advertisement in newspapers.
The court declared that every candidate holding a law degree conferred by any recognized university was eligible for the position of junior civil judge, and stated that as a rule, the advocate should have three years as a lawyer. Practice has additional qualifications. The decision of the first Supreme Court, which is binding on all High Courts as provided under Article 141 of the Constitution.
In addition, the court directed the registry to issue a new notification inviting applications for general recruitment to 68 posts of Junior Civil Judge in AP State Judicial Service, with 55 vacancies to be filled through direct recruitment and the remaining 13 to be filled by recruitment. Transfer.
This has been put forward in a batch of above petitions, which challenges the above rule, that all candidates appearing for the screening test held on February 21, 2021, in pursuance of the notification of February 3, 2020, appearing in the new Was entitled to Recruitment process based on their applications submitted earlier.