MP NEWS – Date of final hearing decided on civil judge recruitment exam rule dispute

The dispute over the new rules of Madhya Pradesh Civil Judge (Junior Division) recruitment examination is under consideration in the High Court of Madhya Pradesh, Jabalpur. Today, the organizer of the examination, the High Court, presented its reply in this matter before the Honorable Judge. After this, the date for the final hearing was decided with the consent of all the parties.

Advocate Shri Rameshwar Singh Thakur told that, the rules of Madhya Pradesh Civil Judge Junior Level Recruitment Examination were changed by Madhya Pradesh Government on 23 June 2023. All the qualifications of the OBC category were made at par with the general category.

In Madhya Pradesh, there is a provision of 27% reservation for OBCs, but only 14% reservation was made in Civil Judge recruitment. Apart from this, 70% marks without ATKT were made mandatory in the LLB examination, otherwise at least three years of experience in legal profession was sought. 20 out of 50 marks were made mandatory in the interview.

All the above rules were challenged by various candidates in the High Court. Hearing was done by the division bench of Chief Justice Shri Ravi Malimath and Shri Vishal Mishra today on 07/02/24 after Advocate Rameshwar Singh Thakur mentioned for speedy hearing by linking all the petitions to WP/17387/2023. During the hearing itself, a reply was filed by the High Court and the State Government agreed to adopt the High Court’s reply.

With the consent of all the petitioners, the High Court has scheduled the final hearing of all the above cases on 12/02/24 at 2:15 pm.

Petition number 17387/2023 (Varsha Patel) wp 30256/2023 (Shivani Sonkar and others) wp 30857 (Ashutosh Srivastava and others) Advocates Rameshwar Singh Thakur and Vinayak Prasad Shah represented the petitioners.