The tasks a Reporter is expected to perform include:

Recording in shorthand verbatim reports of meetings, conferences, etc.

Transcribing them into longhand using a typewriter

Attending conferences, meetings or lectures or other proceedings and making verbatim records in rapid shorthand

Checking the transcribed matter with notes for accuracy and passing them on to the superiors

Attending law courts, legislative assemblies, etc. to cover proceedings

Skilled in using a typewriter at a good speed

Skilled in shorthand writing techniques

Knowledge of grammar, spelling, capitalisation and punctuation

Knowledge of the formats, forms, typing, policies and common terminology of the unit

Not applicable




Attention to detail


Good listener

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 maybe 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 10,000 to INR 34,000 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.

A reporter or stenographer is a professional who is able to translate English or any other language into coded language. This is the only profession which is least affected with the advent of technology. A reporter is required at every place where spoken words have to be documented. Thus there is a huge demand of Reporters in almost every field, may it be courts, press meets, government offices, etc. Therefore, those with a career as a Reporter have a bright future and opportunities are only going to rise in coming time.

State Governments

Central Government

Private companies

Cities and towns across India