J&K High Court opens up jobs for aspirants across India

SRINAGAR: In Jammu and Kashmir, India’s youngest and the largest Union Territory (UT), now non-locals can serve the government. The High Court of Jammu and Kashmir has opened the doors for non-locals aspiring to serve the new UT, post Article 370.

The J&K High Court has invited job applications from across the country to fill in 33 vacancies. All the 33 jobs are non-gazetted officials include senior scale stenographer, junior scale stenographer, steno typist, compositor, electrician and driver, according to a notice published in the local media. The notice is also available on the High Court’s website.

The applications were invited by the High Court’s registrar General Sanjay Dhar on December 26.

The appointment in the state government were projected by Article 35A, one of the key articles in the Constitution of India. This Article was binned along with the special status that the Jammu and Kashmir lost by a legislation on August 5.

The advertisements reads that candidates belonging to the UTs of J&K and Ladakh will be received by the concerned principal district judges within whose jurisdiction the applicant resides against the proper receipts duly stamped. However, the applicants who don’t belong to the UTs of J&K and Ladakh will have to submit their applications to the J&K High Court’s Registrar General. The last date for submitting the job applications is January 31, 2020. For the principal district judges of UTs Jammu and Ladakh, the deadline for submitting the application forms along the candidate list to the Registrar General of the J&K High Court is February 7, 2020. In order to meet this deadline, the principal district judges of Kashmir province, Bhaderwah, Kishtwar and Ladakh will have to make the required arrangements for receiving the application forms while winter vacations. The selection of the candidates will be strictly on the basis of J&K Reservation Rules 2005.

The applicants must be below 40 years of age as of January 1, 2019. Those belonging to e maximum age is relaxed in reserved categories: 43 years for SC/ST/RBA/ALC/OScs, 42 years in case of PwD candidates, and 48 years for ex-servicemen.In the case of government service or contractual employees, the maximum age to apply for this job is 40 years.

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