Prothonotary and Senior Master

Registrar (Original Side High Court)

The tasks a Prothonotary and Senior Master is expected to perform include:

Controlling all offices of the Original Side of the High Court

Ensuring proper filing of cases and appeals from the Original Side of the High Court

Scrutinising applications such as consent orders for adjournment, issue of writs, issue of certified copies, etc.

Exercising judicial powers delegated to him/her, such as issuing interlocutory orders in suit matters, entertaining of applications under Company Law, issuing Pauper-petitions, appointing of guardian ad-litum of minors and lunatics, settling index of Appeal Paper Books, etc.

Attending to important/general correspondence of the office and allotting work to subordinates

Supervising accounts matters, sealing and keeping of records of the Original Side of the High Court

Examining titles of properties before sale, submission of report to court, etc.

In-depth knowledge of legal matters

Skilled in examining the authenticity of the documents

Knowledge of issuing consent orders, summons, writs, etc.

Ability to keep records of all the proceedings

Skilled in assisting the judicial panel in scrutinising applications

Skilled in report writing

Not applicable




Good communication skills


It is a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs is not available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Courts usually work for 5/6 days a week and 7/8 hours everyday. This may vary from court to court

Shift system is not available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards like stiff back, joint pain and irritation in the eyes, if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 5,000 to INR 20,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

The Legal Industry in India

India's legal services industry is growing at a rate of about 40% per annum. India?s legal profession is the world?s second largest, with more than 600,000 lawyers in more than 500 legal practices nationwide. In 2010, the total value of the Indian legal market was estimated to be approximately US$ 1.25 billion. Indian law firms are looking beyond national borders, taking part in major international deals and working out arrangements for sustained work through referral and best-friend arrangements with international law firms.

The legal profession is a fast growing profession. In these days of globalization and liberalization, it is likely to get further momentum as more lawyers would be required to handle cases arising out of international trade and as a result of the growing importance of the WTO. Persons holding law degrees or other higher legal qualifications have ample employment opportunities in the private as well as public sector. Therefore, those who have a career as a Prothonotary and Senior Master have a bright future and opportunities are only going to rise in coming time.

State Government

Cities and towns across India

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Various private and government institutes across India

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