On Wednesday, the Supreme Court sought the response from the Andhra Pradesh government in a statement challenging the stipulated condition of three years of practice as a lawyer to be eligible to appear in the examination for appointment as a civil judge in the state.
While agreeing to hear the statement, a holiday court of Justices Indira Banerjee and Aniruddha Bose also notified the Clerk (recruitment) of the Andhra Pradesh High Court of the petition.
The higher court was hearing a petition filed by R. Venkatesh, who has challenged the condition in the Andhra Pradesh State Judicial Service Rules, which stipulates that a person eligible to apply for the post of civil judge must practice as a lawyer for no less three years. .
The statement has also challenged the December 3 notification, which has invited the general recruitment application for the position of civil judge (junior division) and said that the recruitment process will be governed by the Judicial (Service and Table) Rules of the Andhra Pradesh State 2007.
The petitioner’s attorney told the court that according to the December 3 notice, the last date for the online application was January 2.
The court, while issuing a notice on the petition, included it for its hearing on January 5.