All-India judicial service

  • The Narendra Modi government had given a fresh push to the long-pending proposal to set up the new service to have a separate cadre for the lower judiciary in the country.
  • The idea was first mooted in the 1960s.
In news
  • Law and Justice Ministry document highlights:
    • Nine High Courts have opposed a proposal to have an all-India service for the lower judiciary, eight have sought changes in the proposed framework and only two have supported the idea.
    • 24 High Courts wanted control over the subordinate judiciary.
  • Government suggestion: a NEET-like examination, to recruit judges to the lower judiciary.
  • Key fact: There were vacancies of 4,452 judges in subordinate courts in the country.



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