Can Civil Judges be appointed as District Judges as per Article 233 of the Constitution? Supreme Court reserves verdict
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Can Civil Judges be appointed as District Judges as per Article 233 of the Constitution? Supreme Court reserves verdict

The central issue is whether under Article 233(2) of the Constitution of India, only advocates who have been in practice for seven years shall be eligible for appointment as District Judge.

The Supreme Court today reserved judgment in the matter concerning appointments of Civil Judges as against District Judge posts reserved for eligible members of the Bar.

In continuance of yesterday’s part-heard proceedings, the three-judge Bench of Justices Arun Mishra, Vineet Saran and S Ravindra Bhat heard counsel for various parties.

The central issue in the matter is whether under Article 233(2) of the Constitution of India, only advocates who have been in practice for seven years shall be eligible for appointment as District Judge, and whether all others are excluded.

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