DJS & DHJS Exams 2022: SC relaxes upper-age limit, postpones exams and last date of application

Team SoOLEGAL 14 Mar 2022 5:32pm

DJS & DHJS Exams 2022: SC relaxes upper-age limit, postpones exams and last date of application

The Supreme Court lifted the upper age limit of 32 years for the Delhi Judicial Service Examinations (DJSE) and 45 years for the Delhi Higher Judicial Service Examinations (DHJSE) of 2022 for candidates who were eligible in 2020 and 2021 but became over-age this year.

The SC considered the fact that exams were not held in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic when granting the relaxation for the 2022 recruitments. The most recent exams were held in the year 2019. This relaxation has also been approved by the Delhi High Court.

While the Supreme Court was only supposed to deal with the problem of the upper age limit for DJS, it instead chose to use Article 142 of the Constitution to grant DHJSE similar relaxation. Due to the extraordinary situations, the SC has made clear that this age-relaxation has been granted as a "one-time measure" only for 2022.

The DHJSE minimum age limit continues to remain the same.

The SC upheld the 35-year-old minimum age requirement for applying for DHJSE, stating that it is a policy issue. After transferring the cases from the Delhi High Court to the Supreme Court, the top court dismissed the petitions challenging the DHJSE minimum age criteria.

The DHJSE as well as DJS exams have been postponed by the Apex Court due to the relaxation of the upper age limit. Now, the deadline for DJS applications is April 3rd, and the exams will be held on April 24th. The application deadline for DHJSE is March 26th, and the exam date is April 3rd.

The Delhi High Court has agreed to the postponement and will reschedule the exams.

Tagged: Supreme Court   Delhi Higher Judicial Service Examinations   Delhi High Court   Article 142   DHJSE  
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