President, District Forum

Head, Redressal Forum

District Judge

Minimum Law graduate

Will be updated

The tasks a President, Consumer Redressal Forum is expected to perform include:

Enabling the consumer to secure speedy and inexpensive redressal of grievances, disputes and protecting large body of consumers from exploitation

Listening to the arguments advanced by parties or their Advocates and noting important points

Adjudicating the consumer disputes referred to it under the Consumer Protection Act

Evaluating all the factors and making decision in providing redressal to consumer grievances in the matter of transport, telephones, electricity, constructions, banking, insurance, medical treatment, etc.

Minimum Law graduate

Ability to give decision in disputes after considering all materials on record

Well-versed in recording oral evidence and admitting as exhibits documents tendered by parties

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

Proficient in presiding over consumer courts and examining cases referred to it

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 the 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 years of experience INR 67,000 to INR 74,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of the 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 attainment of 65 years of age.

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 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