Bench Clerk

Judicial Clerk



The tasks a Shirestedar is expected to perform include:

Rendering clerical assistance to the Judge or Magistrate in conducting judicial proceedings in the court

Receiving records of cases, paper-books, etc. from the ministerial office (clerical section where records are kept) of the court

Arranging a daily board (list of cases to be heard) in consultation with the Judge or Magistrate

Attending Court, calling out case names of parties and relevant details and handing over the necessary papers to the Judge or Magistrate

Marking documents and retaining custody of items submitted as exhibits by parties on the orders of the Judge or Magistrate

Maintaining order in the court room and taking notes of the proceedings

Recording orders passed by the Judge or Magistrate and handing them over to the office for drafting decrees and orders

Maintaining a statistical summary of work performed by the court and answering correspondence pertaining to cases allotted to the Court

Arranging interviews of parties with the Judge in his chamber

Administering the oath to the witnesses

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

Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures

Knowledge of all the rituals while administering the oath

Skilled in maintaining records

Skilled in marking and retaining custody of items/evidence

B.Com (Accountancy) with Tally

M.Com (Accountancy) with Tally

BBA, BCA, MCA, MBA or equivalent

B.Sc. (IT)

B.Sc. (Computer Science)

M.Sc. (IT)

M.Sc. (Computer Science)


Good communication and interpersonal skills




Attention to detail


It is not 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 maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?
This job is suitable for candidates with One Arm (OA), One Leg (OL), One Arm and One Leg (OAL), Both Legs (BL) and Both Eyes with Low Vision (BLV)

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on the eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc. if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 9,300 to INR 34,800 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Market Trend of 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. Persons holding a law degree or other higher legal qualifications have ample employment opportunities in the private as well as public sector. Therefore, those with a career as a Shirestedar have a bright future and opportunities are only going to rise in coming time.

State Government

Cities and towns across India