KARNATAKA HIGH COURT’S “NORMS & GUIDELINES FOR PROMOTION TO JUDICIAL OFFICERS”: 2008

No.GOB(I) 368/2008 High Court of Karnataka,

Bangalore,

Date: 12th December, 2008

CIRCULAR

As per the Karnataka Judicial Service Recruitment Rules, 2004, 25% of the posts in the cadre of District Judges shall be filled by promotion from the cadre of Civil Judges (Sr.Dn.) who have put in not less than 5 years of service strictly on the basis of merit through limited departmental competitive examination in accordance with the guidelines framed by the High Court. A copy of the norms/guidelines framed by the High Court is enclosed herewith.

Therefore, the officers who have completed 5 years of service as Civil Judge (Sr.Dn.) as on 3.11.2008 are required to appear for the Competitive Examination, the date of which will be intimated in due course.

BY ORDER,

Sd/-

(R.B.BUDIHAL)

REGISTRAR GENERAL

Copy to:

All the Prl. District and Sessions Judges, in the State, with a request to bring to the notice of all the Civil Judges (Sr.Dn.) working in their Unit.

GOB(I) 150/2006  

High Court of Karnataka, Bangalore,
Date: 12th December, 2008.

NORMS/GUIDELINES FOR PROMOTION TO
JUDICIAL OFFICERS

I. Promotion to the cadre of District Judges from the cadre of Civil Judges (Senior Division) on the basis of seniority-cum-merit against 50% of the vacancies:

   

MAR
KS

1. Assessment of judgments (judgments in five cases chosen at random and consisting of, as far as possible, 3 civil and 2 criminal cases rendered over a period of 5 years preceding the month during which promotion of the officer is being considered).

Maximum of fourteen marks shall be awarded separately for each judgment considering the following aspects-

i) Knowledge of Law : 4 marks

ii) Narration of facts &

appreciation of evidence : 4 marks

iii) Conclusion & reasoning : 3 marks

iv) Language : 3 marks

————

Total 14 marks

————

70

2. Consideration of Annual Confidential reports of 5 years preceding the year during which the promotion of the officer is being considered.

Provided that where the concerned Civil Judge (Sr.Dn.) is working on a post in which he/she does not have to write judgments such as a deputation post in the High Court or in any other authority or Forum or Government etc. ACRs of the period prior to such posting may be considered.

15

3A Percentage of disposal of cases against the quota fixed for five years. Pendency of the cases in the Court presided over by the officer will be taken into consideration while awarding marks for percentage of disposal of cases.

100% disposal – 7 marks

100% – 200% disposal – 7+2 marks

200% & above disposal- 9+1 marks

Average of previous five years disposals will be taken into consideration for the said purpose.

10

3B Non-availment of leave during the last five years

05

   

——

 

Total

100

   

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4. To be eligible for promotion to the cadre of District Judges, the officer in the cadre of Civil Judges (Senior Division), must secure atleast 50% of aggregate marks.

5. Zone of consideration:

Zone of consideration shall ordinarily be thrice the available/anticipated vacancies.

II. Promotion to the cadre of District Judges from the cadre of Civil Judges (Senior Division) who have put in not less than five years of service on the basis of merit through limited departmental competitive examination against 25% of the vacancies:

     

MARKS

1.

Written examination of one paper of 3 hours duration consisting of 2 parts – (a) Constitutional & Civil laws (b) Criminal laws – with 50 marks for each part.

100

2.

Viva-Voce with 25 maximum marks.

 

25

3. (i) Consideration of Annual Confidential reports of 5 years preceding the year during which the promotion of the officer is being considered.

Provided that where the concerned Civil Judge (Sr.Dn.) is working on a post in which he/she does not have to write judgments such as a deputation post in the High Court or in any other authority or Forum or Government etc. ACRs of the period prior to such posting may be considered.

 

15

(ii) Percentage of disposal of cases against the quota fixed for five years. Pendency of the cases in the Court presided over by the officer will be taken into consideration while awarding marks for percentage of disposal of cases.

100% disposal – 7 marks

100% – 200% disposal – 7+2 marks

200% & above disposal- 9+1 marks

Average of previous five years disposals will be taken into consideration for the said purpose.

 

10

(iii)

Non-availment of leave during the last five years

 

05

(iv)

Assessment of judgments (judgments in five cases chosen at random and consisting of, as far as possible, 3 civil and 2 criminal cases rendered over a period of 5 years preceding the month during which promotion of the officer is being considered).

Maximum of nine marks shall be awarded separately for each judgment considering the following aspects:

i) Knowledge of Law : 3 marks

ii) Narration of facts &

appreciation of evidence : 3 marks

iii) Conclusion & reasoning : 2 marks

iv) Language : 1 marks

———–

Total 9 marks

———–

 

45

——

Total

 

200

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4. An Officer shall secure minimum 50% marks in the written test.

III. These norms shall be applicable to the vacancies that have arisen on or after 21st March, 2002 {as per the Judgment of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India dated 21st March 2002 in All India Judges Association & others Vs Union of India & others [2002(3) Kar.L.J. 26 (SC)]}.

Sd/-

(R.B.BUDIHAL)

REGISTRAR GENERAL

http://karnatakajudiciary.kar.nic.in/generalNotification/bangalore/cir-368-08.htm

 

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