Gujarat HC strikes down rule requiring 5 years’ experience for direct recruitment of civil judges

Gujarat High Court, Non-reportable judgment, Direct Recruitment

The Gujarat High Court yesterday declared unconstitutional a rule that required candidates from judicial service applying for direct recruitment as civil judges to have five years’ experience in courts or allied departments.

A batch of petitions were filed by Deputy Section officers of the Gujarat state legal department, challenging Rule 7(2)(b) of the Gujarat State Judicial Service Rules, 2005, on the ground th