Supreme Court’s attention on Judicial Service Examination
The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, turned its attention towards the current selection procedure of the judicial officers in New Delhi. The matter was brought to the apex court’s attention through a petition filed by the Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL) that highlighted favoritism in the administering of the main examination of Delhi Judicial Service 2014.
The possibility of conflict of interest or allegation of diagonal in the selection process system cannot be ruled out, claims the petition.
Close to 9,000 candidates appeared for the preliminary examination which was conducted in the last exam for only 80 vacancies. Only 659 candidates were able to clear the exam and appear for the main exam.
Only 15 candidates were shortlisted for 80 vacancies after the declaration of the results of the main examination. This shows that only two percent of the candidates passed the exam while 98 percent failed.
The petition further states that out of the candidates who appeared for the main exams, 68 had already passed judicial exams of other states and most of them were sitting judges in their respective states.