Delhi HC Authorizes Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board to Hire Non-Judicial Staff

Delhi High Court Law Insider

Aastha Thakur

Published on: 15 November 2022 at 09:55 IST

The LG Vinai Kumar Saxena gave green flag to the Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board (DSSSB) to appoint Delhi HC’s non -judicial subordinate staffs for Group ‘B’ & ‘C’.

The LG’s approval of the appointment would help address the issue of pending cases in the court due to procedural and logistical delays by providing enough support staff. The judiciary is currently understaffed and becoming increasingly overburdened by the rise in prevalence.

Delhi LG cleared all impediments to the recruitment that had restricted the DSSSB to recruit for the Delhi government and its undertakings, Municipal Corporation of Delhi, New Delhi Municipal Council.

According to the sources, the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court also desired the DSSSB, a reputable government hiring organisation, to organise and conduct open exams on its behalf for a few positions.

A statement released from LG office states, “The move, aimed at expeditiously staffing the mostly understaffed judiciary increasingly burdened by rising cases, will help in addressing the problem of pending cases in the Court due to procedural and logistical delays, by providing ample support staff,” 

“It may be noted that non-systematic and irregular filling up of vacancies at such positions, often creates procedural and logistical impediments in the functioning of the Hon’ble Court. These staff are responsible for processes that include filing of cases, scrutiny, processing, date of hearing of cases, dictation of orders and computerized updation of dates, procedures and orders amongst others.”

Non-availability of ample staff for the disposal of such functions often leads to an overall delay in the disposal of cases by the Courts and the resultant pendency,”

The DSSSB has been permitted to organise recruitment exams for private secretary, court master, administrative officer, senior judicial assistant, and personal assistant.  Furthermore, the DSSSB will hire applicants for technical positions such as director, system analyst, and programmer.

The L-G underlined in his statement that the non-systematic and irregular filling of vacancies at such positions often causes procedural and logistical difficulties in the Court’s functioning. They are in charge of, among other things, case submission, scrutiny, and processing.

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