Minimum Law graduate

At least 10 years of work experience as an Advocate in High Court

The tasks a Judge, Supreme Court is expected to perform include:

Sitting on bench of the Supreme court and deciding cases in original and appellate jurisdiction of Supreme Court

Hearing the preliminary arguments for admitting cases

Obtaining relevant records and judgements from High Court and issuing notices to the other party

Discussing with the other Judges on bench salient features of records, judgements and arguments to arrive at a decision

Delivering the majority opinion of Judges on bench while minority opinion is delivered later by dissident Judges separately

Proficient in rendering judicial advice to President on constitutional matters

Proficient in advising President on appointment of Supreme Court and High Court judges

Proficient in hearing arguments of both parties and studying records and judgements of High Court

Knowledge of functioning as head of judiciary in country and administering oath to President and Vice President of India to become Chief Justice, Supreme Court

Knowledge of consulting with Attorney General of India particularly in constitutional cases

Knowledge of allowing persons to appear as amicus curiae (advisers to parties who act as consultants and suggest or state matter of law for assistance) to assist court in solving legal and constitutional points of national importance

Good communication skills

Good judgement skills

Calm and composed

Good interpersonal skills

Ability to think critically

Decision making skills

Problem solving attitude

It is a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Judicial courts usually work for 5/6 days a week for 5 hours everyday

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is not considered to be hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards may include anxiety, panic disorders, depression, tiredness, headache, throat problems, migraine, stress, etc.

For candidates with over 10 yearsof experience INR 30,000 to INR 90,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Judiciary Sector in India

The Government of India has three different independent branches namely the Executive, the Legislative and the Judiciary. This system is known as the Common Law System in which the judges develop the laws with their judgments, orders and decisions. The different types of courts form the different levels of judiciary in the country. The Supreme Court of India came into being on 28 January 1950 and substituted the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council and the Federal Court of India which were the apex legal system under the colonial rule in India. There is one Chief Justice and 30 other judges in the Supreme Court who are appointed by the Indian President. These judges retire after the attainment of the age of 65 years.

Law minister Kapil Sibal has written to chief justices of high courts to immediately start consultations with state governments for putting up adequate infrastructure that would be required after the Centre sanctions 25% increase over the present judge strength of 906 in 24 High Courts. This would entail an increase of around 225 judges in the High Courts, which cumulatively face a pendency of around 40 lakh cases. Against a sanctioned strength of 906 judges, over 200 posts are lying vacant. The law minister's decision at this juncture assumes significance, this being an election year.

The district and the subordinate courts are the courts below the high courts. These courts administer jurisdiction at the district level in India. The district courts are at the top of all the subordinate courts but fall under the administrative control of the state high court to which that district belongs to. The judiciary plays a pivotal role in the country by maintaining and administering the laws. It not only administers justice but also protects the rights of the citizens of the country. Judiciary interprets the laws and acts as a custodian of the Constitution. Courts, tribunals and regulators together work and form this integrated system for the benefit of the nation.

Judicial courts across India

Cities in India

Will be updated

The Indian Law Institute (ILI), New Delhi

The Judicial Training & Research Institute, U.P.

National Judicial Academy, Bhopal

National Law University, Jodhpur