Requiring Judicial Aspirants To Know minimum Marathi Not Violative Of Article 14 Of The Constitution Of India: Bombay HC

Requiring Judicial Aspirants To Know minimum Marathi Not Violative Of Article 14 Of The Constitution Of India: Bombay HC



The Bench comprising Justice RM Savant and Justice Revati Mohite Dere upheld Rule 5(3)(d) of the Maharashtra Judicial Service Rules, 2008, which mandates that the candidate must have “sufficient knowledge of Marathi so as to enable him to speak, read and write in Marathi and to translate with facility from Marathi into English and vice versa”.

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The Bombay High Court was hearing a writ petition filed by one Shobhit Gaur, who was shortlisted by the Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) for the position of a civil judge, but was later labelled to be “not suitable” by the authorities, who found that he had no knowledge of Marathi language.

The Court, said that petitioner had failed to satisfy the eligibility conditions and that in such a scenario, the decision taken by the authorities cannot be termed as unreasonable or arbitrary. 

Source: LiveLaw

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