Showing posts with label Delhi Judicial Service Exam. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Delhi Judicial Service Exam. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Two backlog post of Blind to be filled in Delhi Judicial Services Exam 2014

Delhi High Court has invited application for the Delhi Judicial Services Examination 2014  to fill up 80 vacancies out of which 02 vacancies (backlog) are reserved for Physically handicapped (Blind/ Low Vision) (Mobility not to be restricted) candidates.

Application form including the DJSE Registration Form can be obtained against Demand Draft / Pay Order (non-refundable) for ` 600/- each for General Category candidates and Rs. 100/- for Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe / Physically Handicapped (Blind / Low vision) (mobility not to be restricted) / Orthopaedically Handicapped {OA – one arm affected (Right or left), OL – one leg affected (right or left), BL – both legs affected but not arms} candidates on any working day from 24.02.2014 to 22.03.2014 from Delhi High Court. The applications must be submitted positively on or before 24 March 2014 (4 PM).

To access the notification and the instruction either visit the high court website at links below or click here to access it from  Google Drive : Notification for DJS 2014,  Instructions for DJS 2014.

High Court Website Link for Notification
High Court website link for Instructions

The only funny thing is that it debars Ex-Servicemen who were discharged from service on account of physical disability attributable to military service or on invalidment.

Friday, November 27, 2009

A step further to ensure that Blind Judges can function effectively in the Courts

Dear Friends,

Please refer to my earlier posts on how can a Blind person work as a Judge in which I had proposed that if the petitioner, Counters, Rejoinders, Evidence, Affidavits, judgements/orders and all other documents could be in e-format, the Blind Judges would be a great success. This provides an enabling environment. Though the reasoning being given may not be striving towards an accessible and enabling environment and may be to counter shortcomings of a paper-based system like storage, maintenance and wastage of a lot of paper, it works fine for us. A blessing in disguise. Sustainability requires inclusion of all as well as being eco-friendly.

With this news, I am delighted that what I proposed some time back is surely going to see the light of the day. The good part is that the judge would be able to look at the file and relevant rules/acts on a touch/screen just like a file in the hand. And this makes it so accessible to blind judges.

I am sincerely counting on atleast six-seven blind candidates who are appearing for the forthcoming Delhi Judical Service examination being conducted by Delhi High Court. The preparation are in full swing and I am keeping my fingers crossed.

To read the news from source click on the link below or read the news here itself below the link.

SC Vashishth, Advocate-Disability Rights

Delhi High Court to start e-Courts in Dec
e-Courts will reduce paperwork and filing of cases will be much easier and lawyers will have just to submit a CD or DVD

Published on 11/27/2009 2:01:55 PM

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court plans to start e-Courts that will not only ensure speedy justice for all but reduce paperwork and be eco-friendly, by next month.

"The necessity of e-Courts has arisen due to shortcomings of a paper-based system like storage, maintenance and wastage of a lot of paper," Justice BD Ahmed said.

Justice Ahmad, who is the in-charge of the e-Court committee, said the e-Courts will start functioning from early next month, reports IANS.

Emphasising the need for fast disposal of cases, he said e-Courts will function in a more organised manner and anyone across the world can see the case file.

"We are also working on the project in which live court proceedings would also be seen on the website," Justice Ahmed said, adding that the project will be first started in one court and will soon be started in all other courts, including the five district courts in the capital.

For lawyers and litigants, the e-Courts will be a great help as it would enable them to stop carrying bulky files to the court and just a USB device or the CD of their case.

"Recording of evidence in any case will be done electronically. We are planning to have centres all across the capital from where the person can record his statement and the court can see it via video-conferencing. This will help us in saving a lot of time not only of litigants but also of the court," Justice S Muralidhar, another member of the e-Court committee said.

He noted the new system will also help to put a halt to frequent adjournments by the lawyers.

With the help of e-Courts, warrants, court notices and other documents can be sent via e-mail to the party or the post office concerned from where a service slip will be sent back confirming the receipt.

"We will also ensure that courts shall provide adequate facility to the lawyers while they argue their case using the laptops. Judges will also be given a touch screen handbook which will be like their computer screen and they can read it like a file," Justice Ahmed said.

With the introduction of e-Courts, filing of cases will be much easier and lawyers will have just to submit a CD or DVD.

"We are also planning to introduce a system where court fees can be paid online so that entire work is done at a click of mouse," Justice Ahmed said, noting introduction of e-Courts will enhance transparency, accountability and accessibility for a litigant.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Want to become Judge? An ideal opportunity for VH law graduates in Delhi

Dear friends,

The Delhi High Court will hold Delhi Judicial Service Examination to fill at least 60 posts of Lower Judiciary in Delhi soon. I have been constantly calling upon the Visually Impaired Candidates to come forward in large number and appear for this august examination to make at least some beginning. Why I say so is because, there are five posts reserved for the Candidates with Low Vision/Blind and out of these only one has been advertised for first time, the remaining four vacancies are carried forward vacancies. You will be amazed to know that one carried forward vacancy has been advertised for fifth time, 01 for third time and 02 for second time!!

This indicates that either the information is not reaching out to the blind candidates or they are not keen on it or they are not geared up/prepared for it or there are no eligible VH candidates available!! I am sure the latter one is not true for the data of students passing out from Law Colleges indicates a good number of VH students passing out successfully. Then where they are going? I am writing it here so that I am able to circulate this information to the largest network possible and assist them in preparation for the same.

I have been told by many prospective candidates that they need some training and coaching for this which is not available in their near vicinity. The Govt. or the Delhi High Court has not made any such arrangement so far to make some special efforts to fill these vacancies by way of counselling, coaching and training. A few professional institutes that exists are not geared up to handle the needs of the VH. Non-availability of study material in alternate formats and modern technology/gadgets are other stumbling blocks.

I had written an article some time back on what all it takes for a blind to become a Judge or hold a position in Judiciary here on this blog and I received many positive comments that it was not only able to sensitize many outsiders but also insiders of the Disability Sector and particular the Visually Impaired brethren. And they promised that they would surely be looking forward to the next advertisement for the recruitment.

How to apply for Delhi Judicial Service Examination 2010?

(a) Qualifications and Age: , Indian Citizen, Law Graduate from recognised university, practicing as an advocate or qualified for enrolment as an Advocate under Advocates Act, Not more than 30 years of age as on 01 January 2011. (Age relaxation applicable for SC/ST/Ex-servicemen/ Disabled as per rules) (Though advertisement doesn't say about age relaxation to disabled but it can be presumed in light of DOPT memorandum dated 29.12.2005 regarding the same (Click for Hindi version of memo)

(b) Now if you qualify in the above criteria, go and fetch the Application Form and DJS Registration form both by paying Rs. 100 (for Disabled, SC/ST) and Rs. 600/ (for General Candidates) on any working day between 03.11.2009 - 30.11.2009 (10.30 AM to 01.00 PM and 02 PM to 4 PM) from Filing Counter of Delhi High Court. Those who can't go, can ask for it by post also (refer to detailed advertisement)

(c) Important Dates : Submit the filled application in person (By hand) at Filing Counter till 4 PM on 01.12.2009 or by Registered Post Ack Due so as to reach not later than 4 PM on 01.12.2009.

Hoping to see many Blind/ Low Vision candidates competing and getting appointed this time!

Subhash Chandra Vashishth
Advocate, Disability Rights