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Recruitment of 18 LEGAL ASSISTANTS on Contractual Basis – High Court of Gujarat

Recruitment to the Post of LEGAL ASSISTANTS on Contractual Basis on the establishment of the High Court of Gujarat
ADVERTISEMENT NO.RC/1320/2014
Starting date for submission of On-line application :- 16/04/2014 (12.00 Hrs.)
Closing date for submission of On-line application :- 27/04/2014 (23.59 Hrs.)
Download ‘e-Call-letters’ for Preliminary Examination (Screening Test) :- 01/05/2014 (11:00 Hrs. onwards)
Date of Preliminary Examination (Screening Test) :- 04/05/2014 (Sunday)
Date of Viva-voce Test (Oral Interview) :- Tentatively in the month of June/July 2014
VACANCY AND PAY- SCALE :-
(a) The High Court of Gujarat invites On-line Applications from the Candidates with Degree in Law, for filling up, 18 (5 existing + 13 future) posts in the cadre of Legal Assistants, on the establishment of the High Court of Gujarat on a Fixed Remuneration of Rs.15,000/- p.m. purely on ad-hoc and contractual basis, initially for a period of 11 months, extendable on periodical basis, upto a maximum period of 3 Years, subject to the approval of the Honourable the Chief Justice.
(b) On-line Application Format alongwith the detailed ‘Instructions’ for submission of On-line Applications, shall be made available on the High Court Website www.gujarathighcourt.nic.in and/or HC-OJAS Web-site http://hc-ojas.guj.nic.in from 16/04/2014 (12:00 Hrs.) to 27/04/2014 (23:59 Hrs.)
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA :-
The Candidate having the below-mentioned Qualifications, will be eligible :- (a) Educational Qualifications :
Degree in Law from any University in India or any Institution recognized by the University Grants Commission.
Candidates studying in the fifth year of a Five Year Law Course can also apply for the said post, and their final selection would be subject to their passing of the fifth year examination of LL.B., prior to their appointment.
Basic Knowledge of Computer Application / Operation.
(b) Acquaintance of vernacular Language :
The job of a Legal Assistant would require the candidate concerned, to carry out extensive research work and preparing notes, forming opinions, comments, etc., on legal issues, by interpreting the vernacular language, which would therefore, require acquaintance of the vernacular Language.
(c) Age-limit :– Candidates born between 11/04/1996 and 11/04/1979 shall be eligible to apply.
TENURE :-
(a) Legal Assistants shall be appointed initially for a period of 11 months, and their tenure may be extended upto a maximum period of 3 Years, upon recommendation of the Hon’ble Judge concerned, subject to the approval of the Honourable the Chief Justice and such engagement shall in no case be extended beyond a period of 3 Years.
(b) The appointment may be terminated by either side by giving one-month notice, or one month salary in lieu thereof, which requirement may be waived by the other side.
Provided that appointment of Legal Assistants shall be liable to be terminated at any time by the High Court of Gujarat, without notice or any compensation if his/her services are found to be unsatisfactory or if he/she violates any of the Rules.
REMUNERATION :-
The Candidates selected shall be entitled to draw a fixed honorarium of Rs. 15,000/- per month without any additional allowances, benefits, perquisites, facilities or increments, as stipulated in the Government Resolution, Legal Department No. HCT/102004/4015/D, dated 14/10/2011.
FEES AND MODE OF PAYMENT :-
(a) The candidates are required to remit the Application Fees of Rs. 200/- plus Bank Charges in the Current Bank Account No. 30725811785, held in the name of the Registrar General, High Court of Gujarat, Sola, Ahmedabad, maintained with the State Bank of India, High Court Complex Branch, Ahmedabad, through any of the Core Banking Service branches of the State Bank of India, using the ‘Cash Voucher’ in the special format appended to this Advertisement, from 16/04/2014 to 27/04/2014 during Bank working days and hours.
(b) Fees once remitted, into the concerned Account, shall not be refunded or adjusted for any subsequent Recruitment Process, under any circumstances.
To View Detailed / Exact Advt. please visit following webpage:-
http://hc-ojas.guj.nic.in/AdvtDetailFiles/FLA_Detailed.pdf

SELECTION PROCESS :-
[A] Preliminary Examination (Screening Test) – ‘Computer Based (Online) Examination System: (To be conducted on 04/05/2014)
(a) The Preliminary Examination (Screening Test) based on a ‘Computer Based (Online) Examination System’ of 100 marks with 2 hours duration with Negative Marking i.e. 0.33 for each Wrong Answer,
based on the following Syllabus :- .
1. The Constitution of India
2. The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
3. The Indian Penal Code, 1860
4. The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
5. The Indian Evidence Act, 1872
6. The Indian Contract Act, 1872
7. The Specific Relief Act, 1963
8. The Transfer of Property Act, 1882
9. The Limitation Act, 1963
10. General Knowledge & English Comprehension
11. Computer Skills/Applications knowledge
12. General I.Q. Test
(b) The Candidates shall down-load their respective ‘e-Call-letters cum Admission Slip’, from the Websites abovementioned, from 01/05/2014 to 04/05/2014 (both days inclusive).
(c) The Language of Question Paper of Preliminary Examination will be English.
(d) In the Preliminary Examination (Screening Test) will be conducted on a ‘Computer Based (Online) Examination System’, hence, the evaluation is done by software after final Submission of the
Examination by the candidate, hence the question of rechecking does not arise.
(e) In case large number of Candidates, in the Preliminary Examination (Screening Test), the High Court shall restrict the number of Candidates to be called for Viva-voce Test to 3 times the number of vacancies according to Merit.
[B] Viva-voce Test : (Tentatively to be conducted in the Month of June/July, 2014)
(a) Viva-voce Test shall be of 50 Marks.
(b) Personality, Aptitude and Orientation, Computer Application Skills, People Skills, Communication Skills, Legal Knowledge of a candidate shall be given weightage at the Viva-voce Test (Oral Interview).
(c) For being eligible to be included in the Select List, the candidate shall have to obtain minimum 40% Marks in the Viva-voce Test.
(d) Selection of candidates shall be made on the basis of aggregate marks obtained by the candidates in the Preliminary Examination (Screening Test) & Viva-voce Test.
 GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS :-
(a) Candidates born between 11/04/1996 and 11/04/1979 shall be eligible to apply.
(b) The Candidates who have successfully submitted Online Applications shall only be eligible for appearing at the Preliminary Examination (Screening Test) and/or Viva Voce Test.
(c) The decision of the High Court as to the eligibility or otherwise of a candidate for admission to the Preliminary Examination and/or Viva Voce Test will be final. No candidate, to whom ‘e-Call-letter-cum-Admission
Slip’ have not been issued by the Recruiting Authority, shall be allowed to appear for the Preliminary Examination and/or Viva Voce Test.
(d) The candidates shall have to appear at their own expenses for the Preliminary Examination (Screening Test) and/or Viva-Voce Test, if called for, at the place and time that may be decided by the High Court.
(e) The list of eligible candidates will be placed on the High Court website.
(f) Candidate shall be required to download his/her ‘e-Call-letter-cum- Admission Slip’ from the Gujarat High Court Websites www.gujarathighcourt.nic.in AND http://hc-ojas.guj.nic.in, by using
his/her Application No., Confirmation No. and Date of Birth, for appearing at the respective Examination/ Viva-voce and the same will be intimated at the relevant time, through Press-Note/SMS.
HOW TO APPLY :-
(a) All eligible Candidates after payment of their respective Examination Fees in the Bank Account as mentioned in Para No. 6 above, should apply ‘Online’,
through the link provided in High Court Website
www.gujarathighcourt.nic.in OR http://hc-ojas.guj.nic.in in the prescribed format from 16/04/2014 to 27/04/2014.
(b) Candidates should have his / her own ‘registered’ Mobile Number and the same should be kept active during the entire Recruitment Process, as ‘SMS’
alerts for the Tests, are also likely to be notified on the Mobile Number, registered in the ‘On line’ Application.
(c) Steps for submitting ‘On-line Application’ from ‘OJAS’ Module :-
 Fill up all the Fields given in On-line Application Format, carefully as per the Instructions, after thoroughly reading & understanding the entire Detailed Advertisement & all the Instructions.
 ‘Save’ your ‘On-line Application’, by clicking on ‘Save’ button.
 Thereafter, a new window will be opened which displays Candidate’s Application Number. This means, the Application is saved successfully. Candidates shall, note down the entire string of the
Application Number (e.g. HCG/201314/2/11111). In this window, by clicking “Show Application Preview” Button, preview of the Application will be displayed on the screen of the Computer.
 Thereafter, by entering his/her Application Number and Date of Birth, the candidate is required to Upload his/her ‘Scanned passport size Photograph’ (latest) and ‘Scanned Signature’, in the stipulated size & format [refer para 11 (p)]. The Candidate shall ensure that, the uploaded ‘Photograph’ & ‘Signature’, are distinctly recognizable, after uploading.
Note : Please note that the ‘scanned signature’ of the Candidate concerned, shall ONLY be uploaded, which shall be verified at each stage, and if the ‘scanned signature’, does not match with the signature of the Candidate, at the time of successive verifications during the Recruitment Process, his/her Candidature shall be liable to be rejected.
 If necessary, by using the said Application Number & Date of Birth, a candidate can edit his/her ‘On-line Application’ through ‘Edit Application Button’ until he/she ‘Confirms’ the ‘Online Application’,
by clicking at the ‘Confirm Application’ icon. Please note that, after such ‘Confirmation’, further editing of one’s ‘Online Application’, will not be permitted by the System.
 Please note that only after such ‘Confirmation’, the ‘System’ will register your ‘Online Application’.
 Thereafter, Candidate should ensure that he/she receives a System generated ‘SMS – communication’ conveying his/her Confirmation Number, on the ‘registered’ Mobile Number, which should be preserved by the Candidate till the end of the Recruitment Process.
 At the end of the process, the Candidate shall take ‘Print- outs’ of his/her ‘Confirmed Application’ by clicking “Print Application” Tab of the Main Menu.
(d) The Candidates shall fill up the required data in the ‘On line’ Application in accordance with the ‘Instructions’. Applications which are not in accordance with the ‘Instructions’, shall be summarily rejected.
(e) Take a note that the above is the general procedure for applying ‘Online’.
No other mode of Application or incomplete Application(s), shall be accepted and in such cases, the Application(s) are liable to be rejected.
Any Application, even under the R.T.I. Act, seeking any information, will not be entertained till the completion of the entire Recruitment Process.
Decision of the High Court of Gujarat in respect of all matters pertaining to this recruitment would be final and binding on all candidates.

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