Puisne Judge



Minimum Law graduate

At least 7 years of work experience as an Advocate

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

Presiding over the court and deciding, sitting singly or in bench of two or more judges, original or appealing cases allotted to him by Chief Justice, High Court

Delivering judgment and issuing directions, ordering or writing to the parties concerned

Hearing pleadings of counsels of the both sides and framing issues in dispute

Listening to the arguments advanced by counsels of both sides

Hearing the arguments of counsels, passing orders and delivering judgment

Proficient in deciding cases sitting singly or on bench of two or more judges in appeal cases

Well-versed in examining documents tendered by parties and admitting relevant items as exhibits

Knowledge of examining records and judgment of lower court

Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules and the democratic political process

Knowledge of discussing minor issues in chamber with counsels of both parties

Knowledge of remanding cases to lower court for retrial or referring matters for investigation if more facts are needed

Knowledge of examining persons as court witnesses

Knowledge of acting as Administrative Judge and inspect lower courts such as session, civil and munsif courts

Good communication skills

Good judgement

Calm and composed

Highly motivated and self-driven

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 7-8 yearsof experience - INR 26,000 to INR 80,000 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

Towns and cities across 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