Government is planning to conduct examination to fill about 6,000 judges’ vacancies in lower courts across India. The Union law ministry is working with Supreme Court to conduct the examination.
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) or another central agency may be involved to conduct the examination. The test for district judges and subordinate court judges will be conducted separately. An all-India merit list will be prepared based on the proposed central selection mechanism.
The decision to fill up vacancies of judges gained momentum only after CJI Ranjan Gogoi expressed his desire to fill up all judges’ posts immediately to bring down the huge pendency of cases in district and subordinate courts.
At present, all appointments of judges in district and subordinate courts are in the domain of state governments and High courts concerned.