Gujarat High Court Legal Assistant Posts 2022

Gujarat High Court Legal Assistant Posts 2022 Recruitment to the post of LEGAL ASSISTANT on the establishment of the High Court of Gujarat PURELY ON CONTRACTUAL BASIS

The High Court of Gujarat invites On-line Applications from eligible Candidates with a Degree in Law, for filling up, 28 Vacancies for the posts of Legal Assistant, on the establishment of the High Court of Gujarat, on a Fixed Remuneration of Rs.20,000/- p.m., purely on adhoc and contractual basis, initially for 11 months, extendable on a periodical basis, upto a maximum period of 3 Years, subject to the approval of the Honourable the Chief Justice.

Tentative Schedule

Date of Written Test (Objective Type – MCQs) 22/01/2023 (Sunday)
Viva-voce Test (Oral Interview) Month of February – 2023

Educational Qualifications

  • Degree in Law from any University in India or institution recognized by the University Grants Commission.
  • Enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of the State (Provisionally registered shall also be eligible).
  • Basic Knowledge of Computer Application / Operation.
  • An acquaintance of vernacular Language.

Note : It may be noted by all concerned that the existing LegalAssistants holding appointment order for 11 months or morepursuant to earlier Recruitment Processes will neither beeligible nor required to appear in the selection process.

RESERVATION

Reservation policy shall not apply, as the Appointments are on Contractual Basis.

TENURE

  • Legal Assistants shall be appointed initially for 11 months, and their tenure may be extended upto a maximum period of 3 Years, upon recommendation of the Hon’ble Judge concerned, subject to the approval of the Honourable the Chief Justice and such engagement shall in no case be extended beyond a period of 3 Years.
  • Either side may terminate the appointment by giving one-month notice, or one month salary in lieu thereof, which requirement may be waived by the other side.
  • Provided that the appointment of Legal Assistants shall be liable to be terminated at any time by the High Court of Gujarat, without notice or any compensation if his/her services are found to be unsatisfactory or if he/she violates any of the Rules.

REMUNERATION

The Candidates selected are presently entitled to draw a Fixed Remuneration of Rs. 20,000/- per month, as stipulated in the Legal Department’s Resolution No. HCT/102004/4015/D, dated 16/07/2018 of the Government of Gujarat.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Candidates having the below-mentioned criteria be treated as eligible, to apply:-

Age-limit

A Candidate for Appointment to the said Post shall not be under 18 years and not more than 35 years of age, as on Last Date of submitting of ‘On-line Application, i.e. 31/12/2022, i.e. Candidates born between 31/12/1986 & 31/12/2004, shall be eligible to apply.

Note: Given the Government in General Administrative Department Resolution No. CRR/11/2021/450900/G.5, dated 29/09/2022, it has been decided by the High Court to grant Age Relaxation of 01 Year in upper Age-Limit in the instant Recruitment Process.

FEES AND MODE OF PAYMENT

All Candidates shall be required to pay Fees of Rs. 500/- plus the usual Bank Charges via “Print Application / Pay Fee” Button through SBI e-Pay, provided on the webpage of HCOJAS Portal – https://hc-ojas.gujarat.gov.in.

Carefully Read and Follow the Instructions/Help given thereat. Select the Mode of Payment i.e. Online Payment or Cash-Challan (Offline) (Cash-Challan will be generated Online at SBI e-Pay Website only).

In case of Online Payment Mode, after successful payment, Candidate will get an e-Receipt of the same. However, if Transaction / Payment fails for technical reasons, follow the Instructions thereat.

Note : e-Receipt will be generated at the respective time ONLY, soft copy, as well as hard copy thereof, should be preserved till the conclusion of the instant Recruitment Process.

If Cash-Challan (Offline) Option is selected, Candidate must take printout of ‘Challan’ in TWO Copies and pay the requisite Fees before the Challan Expiry Date, at any of the SBI Branch, by submitting the said Challan to the Bank. The Concerned Bank Branch will retain one Copy of the ‘Challan’ and return the other Copy to the Candidate.

Note : Payment of Fees cannot be made after the expiry Date & Time Mentioned in the Cash Challan. 

Candidates are advised to preserve the copy of the e-Receipt / Cash-Challan until the recruitment process concludes.

Confirmed ‘Online Application’, submitted by the Candidate, will be considered as VALID Application, only after he/she remits the Examination Fees, as required, in the State Bank of India through SBI e-Pay, before due time.

Requisite Examination Fees, can be paid through either Mode i.e. Online (from 15/12/2022 to 31/12/2022) or Offline (Cash-Challan) (till the Challan Expiry Date) and the same shall be considered as VALID.

Fees paid by any other mode, will NOT be accepted.

Fees once paid shall Not be Refunded OR shall NOT be Adjusted in any subsequent Recruitment Process, under any circumstances.

No correspondence/communication/Phone Calls, should be made, to the High Court, on this count.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF LEGAL ASSISTANT

Legal Assistant shall assist the Hon’ble Judge in judicial as well as administrative work and in carrying out search and research in matters and on such legal issues as may be required by the Hon’ble Judge to whom he/she, is assigned. His / Her duties shall include attending the Court, making notes, drafting of memorandum, opinions, comments or monographs on such legal matters and research from such material and sources as may be suggested by the Hon’ble Judge to whom he / she is assigned. He/She will also perform duties as & where directed by the High Court.

OTHER CONDITIONS OF SERVICE

Appointment as Legal Assistant is a full time assignment and during the period of appointment the Legal Assistant shall not be entitled to practice as a lawyer or to take up any employment, engagement of whatsoever nature either on full-time or on part-time basis.

The headquarters of Legal Assistant shall be the High Court which he / she shall not leave during working hours of the High Court without permission of the Judge to whom he / she is assigned.

Legal  Assistant may be required by the  Judge to whom he/she is assigned to assist on public or weekly holidays and offered an equal number of alternative holidays later on.

Legal Assistant shall be entitled to 11 days of casual leave of absence with pay in a year and shall not be entitled to any other leave of absence with pay except during  Court Vacations when leave of absence with pay may be granted with the permission of the  Judge to whom he/she is assigned or the High Court as the case may be.

Suppose the Legal Assistant is required to leave headquarters as part of duty on official work. In that case, he/she may be paid a daily allowance in addition to actual fare paid for the travel as stipulated in the Government Resolution, Legal Department No.HCT/102004/4015/D  dated  3.5.2007,  as may be amended from time to time.

To be eligible to be included in the   Select List/Wait List, the candidate must obtain a minimum of 40% Marks in the Viva-voce Test.

Selection of Candidates

The Select List / Wait List (if any) will be prepared based on aggregate marks obtained by the Candidates in the Written Test (60% Weightage will be given to the marks obtained in the Written Test) & Marks obtained in Viva-voce Test.

The Wait List shall be operated only in case of non-joining of candidate(s) or cancellation of candidature of candidate(s) due to any reason(s) amongst the candidates enlisted in the Select List.

HOW TO APPLY

Before filling up the ‘Online Application,’ the Candidate is advised to thoroughly read and understand the Detailed Advertisement and the Instructions herein and should ensure that he/she fulfills all the eligibility criteria and other norms mentioned above and that the particulars filled in by him/her are true and correct in all respects.

In case it is detected at any stage of the Recruitment Process or even before the Appointment, that a Candidate does/did not fulfill the eligibility criteria/norms and/or that he/she has/had suppressed/twisted or truncated any material facts, his/her Candidature shall be liable to be Cancelled. If any of these shortcomings is/are detected even after the appointment, his/her service will be exposed to be terminated with immediate effect.

Candidate should have his/her own/family ‘registered’ Mobile Number, and the same should be kept active during the entire Recruitment Process as SMS alerts for the various Tests are also likely to be sent on the said Mobile Number registered in the ‘Online Application.’

Candidate should scan his/her photograph having five c.m. of height and 3.6 c.m. of width (15kb) and signature having 2.5 c.m. of height and 7.5 c.m. of width (15kb) in jpg format for uploading the same at relevant space in the Online Application.

Important Date

Starting date for submission of Online Application 15/12/2022 (12.00 Hrs)
Closing date for submission of On-line Application 31/12/2022 (23.59 Hrs.)

Official Notification 

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