A person shall not be eligible for appointment by direct recruitment to a duty post in Grade IV, unless he holds a Degree in Law of a recognized University or Bachelor Degree in Law from a University established or incorporated by or under a Central Act a Provincial Act or a State Act or any institution for higher education deemed to be a University by the Central Government or any other institution or foreign university approved by the Central Government and unless he has been a member of a State Judicial Service for a period of not less than seven years or has held a superior post in the legal department of a State for a period of not less than seven years or a Central Government servant who has had experience in legal affairs for not less than seven years or possesses a Master’s Degree in Law and has had teaching or research experience in Law for not less than five years or is a qualified legal practitioner of not less than 30 years of age.
Note 1- Preference shall be given to a person with experience in legislative drafting, if such post is in the Legislative Department. Such preference should be given at the time of Interview.
Note 2- In computing the period during which a person has held any office in the State Judicial Service or in the Legal Department of a State or under the Central Government, there shall be included any period during which he has held any of the other aforesaid offices or any period during which he has been a legal practitioner.
Note 3- In computing the period during which a person has been a qualified legal practitioner, there shall be included any period during which he has hold any office in the State Judicial Service or has held a superior post in the legal department of a State or has been a Central Government servant having experience in legal affairs.
Note 4- Qualified legal practitioner means an advocate or a pleader who has practiced as such for at least seven years, or an attorney of the High Court of Bombay or Calcutta who has practiced as such for at least five years or has practiced as such attorney and an advocate for a total period of at least five years.
Note 5- Superior post means the applicant should have experience in the State Government in a post which is not clerical and which requires qualification of degree in Law for appointment to it.
Experience in legal affairs for not less than seven years or possesses a Master’s Degree in Law and has had teaching or research experience in Law for not less than five years or is a qualified legal practitioner of not less than 30 years of age.
About Ministry of Law and Justice
Ministry of Law and Justice is the oldest limb of the Government of India dating back to 1833 when the Charter Act 1833 enacted by the British Parliament. The said Act vested for the first time legislative power in a single authority, namely the Governor General in Council. By virtue of this authority and the authority vested under him under section 22 of the Indian Councils Act 1861 the Governor General in Council enacted laws for the country from 1834 to 1920. After the commencement of the Government of India Act 1919 the legislative power was exercised by the Indian Legislature constituted thereunder. The Government of India Act 1919 was followed by the Government of India Act 1935.