HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT HYDERABAD FOR APPOINTMENT TO THE POSTS OF CIVIL JUDGE

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HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT HYDERABAD FOR THE STATE OF TELANGANA AND THE STATE OF ANDHRA PRADESH

For appointment to the posts of Civil Judge

NOTE: THIS NOTIFICATION IS ISSUED FOR 26 VACANCIES IN THE CADRE OF CIVIL JUDGES (21 UNDER DIRECT RECRUITMENT AND OS UNDER RECRUITMENT BY TRANSFER). HOWEVER, THIS NOTIFICATION IS ISSUED FOR BOTH THE STATES OF TELANGANA AND ANDHRA PRADESH AS THE STATE JUDICIARY IS NOT BIFURCATED. THE VACANCIES. NOTIFIED NOW WILL BE APPORTIONED IN BETWEEN THE TWO NEW STATES AS PER THE DECISION OF THE HIGH COURT AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME AND SUBJECT TO PROVISIONS OF A.P. REORGANISATION ACT, 2014.

FURTHER THE ALLOCATION OF OFFICERS BETWEEN THE STATES OF TELANGANA AND ANDHRA PRADESH WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE DIRECTIONS OF THE HON'BLE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA IN WRIT PETITION (CIVIL) NO.85 OF 2015 AND SPECIAL LEAVE PETITION (CIVIL) NOS. 18787 - 90 OF 2016.

Applications are invited through ONLINE for General Recruitment to 26 posts of Civil Judge in the State Judicial Service, comprising of 21 vacancies to be filled under Direct Recruitment, and OS vacancies to be filled under Recruitment by Transfer. The application will be available in the official website of the High Court "hc.tap.nic.in" FROM 4.10.2018 to 3.11.2018. The Last date for submission of Online Application is 3.11.2018 upto 11.59 p.m. The Hand written/ Typed/Photostat copy/Printed Application Form will not be entertained either directly or by Post or by Courier or in person. As per the revised pay scales which came into effect from 1.1.2006, the Scale of Pay of the post of Civil Judge is Rs.27,700/- to Rs.44,770/-.

Important Dates 

Starting Date for submission of  online Application. :  04.10.2018

Closing Date for Submission of  online Application. : 03.11.2018

Date and Time for conducting  Screening Test (computer based FROM 2 P.M. TO 4 P.M. Test). : 18.11.2018 (SUNDAY) FROM 2 P.M. TO 4 P.M

Download of Hall Tickets. :  8.11.2018 TO 18.11.2018

Placing of Question Paper and Preliminary Key /Respose Sheet in  the website of the Hiqh Court. : 22.11.2018

Written objections on Preliminary  Key to be submitted to the Registrar (Recruitment), High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad for the State of Telangana and the State of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad - 500066, in Person/ Speed Post/Courier. : 22.11.2018 TO 01.12.2018

RESERVATION: 
1) The recruitment shall be subject to the Rule of reservation in favour of the candidates belonging to S.C., S.T., B.C., Women and Physically Handicapped{Orthopaedically Handicapped(lower portion of the body)} as per the Telangana State Judicial (Service & Cadre) Rules 2017 and the Andhra Pradesh State Judicial (Service & Cadre) Rules, 2007. The reservation in respect of BC-E category shall be subject to the result of Civil Appeal Nos. 2628-2637 of 2010, on the file of the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India.

2) The High Court reserves the right, either to increase or decrease the number of vacancies after issuance of the notification or may also cancel the notification at any stage, if the situation warrants.


III. QUALIFICATIONS: Only those candidates who possess the qualifications prescribed under Telangana State Judicial (Service & Cadre) Rules 2017 and the Andhra Pradesh State Judicial (Service & Cadre) Rules, 2007 which are mentioned below, shall be eligible to apply.

 a) DIRECT RECRUITMENT: A person who has been practicing for not less than three{3) years as an Advocate, as on the date of publication of the notification/advertisement in the news papers, shall be eligible to apply for the post of Civil Judge under Direct Recruitment.

b) RECRUITMENT BY TRANSFER: A person applying under Recruitment by Transfer must possess a Degree in Law awarded by any University established by Law in India. No person is eligible for appointment under Recruitment by Transfer, who is facing disciplinary charges or has undergone any punishment or is in subsisting punishment for any irregularity in discharge of his/her duties. Confirmed members or approved probationers in the categories named hereunder are eligible to apply for the vacancies earmarked for Recruitment by Transfer.

i) Section Officers, Court Officers, Scrutiny Officers, Accounts Officer, Court Masters, Personal Secretaries to Judges, Personal Secretaries to Registrars, Translators and Deputy Section Officers, Overseer, Assistant Section Officers, Computer Operators, Assistant Librarian, Assistants, Readers, Examiners, Telex Operator, Telephone Operator, Typists and Copyists of the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad for the State of Telangana and the State of Andhra Pradesh.

ii) Chief Administrative Officers, Senior Superintendents, Stenographers Grade-I, II Superintendents, & III, Senior Assistants, Junior Assistants, and Typists of the Judicial Ministerial Services of the State of Telangana and the State of Andhra Pradesh;

 iii) Assistant Public Prosecutors, Senior Assistant Public Prosecutors, Additional Public Prosecutors Grade-II; of Prosecution Services of the State of Telangana and the State of Andhra Pradesh;

iv) Section Officers in the Law Department of Secretariates of the State of Telangana and the State of Andhra Pradesh;

v) Section Officers in the Legislature Departments of the State of Telangana and the State of Andhra Pradesh; and

vi) Managers of the Offices of the Advocate General; Government Pleaders and Public Prosecutors of the State of Telangana and the State of Andhra Pradesh; Provided that no person shall be eligible for appointment to the post of Civil Judge, if

(i) he/she is not a citizen of India;

(ii) he/she does not have good character, and not free from any infirmity, which renders him/her, unfit for such appointment.

(iii) he/she has been dismissed from service by any High Court, Government and Statutory or Local Authority;

(iv) he/she has been convicted of an offence involving moral turpitude;

(v) he/she has been permanently debarred or disqualified by the High Court or Union Public Service Commission or any State Public Service Commission from appearing for examinations or selections conducted by it in the selection process for any post in public service;

(vi) he/she attempts to directly or indirectly influences the recruiting authority by any means for his/her candidature;

(vii) he/she is not of sound health and active habits;

(viii) he has more than one wife living; and

(ix) being woman, she marries knowingly a person that he is having a wife.

(x) he/she has been arrested in connection with any crime involving moral turpitude and concerned with the same. A person to be appointed to the category of Civil Judges under Recruitment by Transfer shall be- " A person who is maintaining good character and conduct".

 IV. AGE LIMIT:

i) An applicant applying under Direct Recruitment shall be a person who has not completed the age of 35 years as on first day of the month in which the notification inviting applications for such appointment is published in the news papers i.e.01-09-2018. Provided that the upper age limit of 35 (thirty five) years is relaxable by five years in respect of the persons belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Backward Classes. Provided further that the upp -6- b) Written Examination consisting of the following three (3) papers will be held. (The object of written examination is to test the academic knowledge of the candidates.)
I) Civil Law,
II) Criminal Law and
III) English Translation test for 30 marks and Essay Writing test for 70 marks. (Translation has to be made from English language to either Hindi or Telugu language only.) Each paper shall carry 100 marks. The duration of each paper is three (3) hours.
VI. Minimum Marks to be secured in the Written Examination to qualify for Viva-Voce:

a) Under Direct Recruitment: The candidates applying under Direct Recruitment who belong to OC category must secure not less than 55% of marks in each paper and not less than 60% of marks in aggregate in the written examination to become eligible for Viva-Voce. The candidates belonging to Backward Class category under Direct Recruitment must secure not less than 50% marks in each paper and not less than 55% of marks in aggregate in the written examination for calling for Viva-Voce. The candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes categories must secure not less than 45% marks in each paper and not less than 50% of marks in aggregate in the written examination for calling for Viva-Voce.

b) Under Recruitment by Transfer: The candidates belonging to OC and BC categories applying under Recruitment by Transfer must secure not less than 55% marks in each paper and not less than 60% marks in aggregate in the written examination to become eligible for Viva-Voce. The candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe categories applying under Recruitment by Transfer must secure not less than 45% marks in each paper and not less than 50% marks in aggregate in the written examination to qualify for Viva-Voce.

 VII. Viva-Voce: Viva-Voce, shall carry 50 marks. Any candidate who remains absent for the Viva-Voce for the post of Civil Judge shall be deemed to have been disqualified for selection. (The object of Viva-Voce is to assess the suitability of the candidate for the cadre by judging the mental alertness, knowledge of law, clear and logical exposition, balance of judgment, skills, attitude, ethics, power of assimilation, power of communication, character and intellectual depth and the like of the candidate.)

VIII. Minimum aggregate Marks to be secured in the Written Examination and Viva-Voce for selection to the post of Civil Judge: For selection to the posts of Civil Judge under Direct Recruitment and Recruitment by Transfer, the OC/BC category candidates must secure at least 60% marks in aggregate in Written Examination and Viva-Voce and SC/ST category candidates must secure at least 50% marks in aggregate in written examination and Viva-Voce. (Candidates who secures less than the said percentage will become ineligible for selection to the post). The Questions in the examinations shall be answered only in English ( except translation test). In the selection process (Screening test, Written Examination and VivaVoce), the proficiency and knowledge of applicants will be tested in the following, Civil Laws:

1) Code of Civil Procedure, 1908

2) Indian Contract Act, 1872.

3) Hindu Marriage Act 1955,

4) Hindu Succession Act 1956,

5) Indian Easements Act 1882,

6) Specific Relief Act 1963,

7) Limitation Act 1963,

8) Transfer of Property Act 1882,

9) Civil Rules of Practice

10) Registration Act 1908, and Indian Stamp Act 1899,

11) A.P.Land Encroachment Act, 1905

12) Andhra Pradesh Buildings (Lease, Rent & Eviction) Control Act 1960,and

13) Indian Evidence Act, 1872

CRIMINAL LAWS: 

1) Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 -8- IX. MERIT LIST: After result of written examination is announced, qualified candidates in the ratio of 1: 3 of the available vacancies in the respective categories shall be called for Viva Voce. Provided that if there are more than one candidate who have secured identical cut off marks, for maintaining the ratio of 1 :3, all such candidates shall be called upon to appear for Viva-Voce. No TA and DA will be paid to any of the candidates appearing for Screening Test/Written Examination/Viva Voce.

X) a) Application and Examination Fee: The applicants who belong to OC/ BC categories have to pay an amount of Rs. 500/- {Rupees Five hundred only) towards Online Application processing and Examination fee, whereas the candidates belonging to SC/ST categories have to pay Rs.250/- {Rupees Two hundred and fifty only) towards Online Application processing and Examination fee. Applicants belonging to SCs/STs, hailing from other than the States, of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh have to pay Rs.500/- instead of Rs.250/- towards Online Application processing and Examination fee, unless the caste to which they belong, is recognized as Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe, as the case may be, by the Governments of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

b) THE PROCEDURE FOR SUBMISSION OF ONLINE APPLICATION {USER GUIDE), MODE OF PAYMENT OF APPLICATION/ EXAMINATION FEE AND INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CANDIDATES, WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE IN THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE HIGH COURT ON 4.10.2018.

A computer based "Mock Test" will be made available in the official website of the High Court "hc.tap.nic.in", for the sake. of practice purpose to the candidates from 15.9.2018.

XI.EXAMINATION CENTRES Computer Based Test (Screening Test) will be held in the following Centres and candidates have to opt for any three (3) Centres in the order of preference for their allotment. However, the High Court reserves the right to allot candidates to any centre other than the centre chosen by the applicant or to abolish/creat a new centre for administrative reasons. Request for change of the centre will not be entertained.
i) Hyderabad
ii) Warangal
iii) Karimnagar
iv) Visakhapatnam
v) Rajahmundry (Rajamahendravaram)
vi) Vijayawada
ii) Tirupati
viii) Kurnool After declaration of Screening Test results, written examination will be held at the venue to be specified by the High Court separately.

Note: If any of the candidate suppresses any information/furnishes any false information in his/her application form and the same is detected at any later stage i.e. during the stage of conducting of examinations, selection and appointment to the post, action will be taken aginst such candidate in accordance with law. ****** Mere selection does not confer any right on a candidate and his/her appointment shall be subject to verification of antecedents.

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