Recruitment in UPSC 2011
Union Public Service Commission invites applications for the following posts.
Eleven (11) posts of Deputy Legal Adviser ( previously designated as Deputy Government Counsel ) ( Grade III of Indian Legal Service Cadre of Legal Advisers in the Main Secretariat and Branch Secretariats at Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Bangaluru ), Ministry of Law and Justice, Department of Legal Affairs, Indian Legal Service. Of the eleven (11) posts, one (01) post is reserved for Scheduled Castes candidates, two (02) posts are reserved for Other Backward Classes candidates and remaining eight (08) posts are unreserved.
Of the eleven (11) posts, one (01) post is reserved for Physically Challenged Persons with disability viz. Orthopaedically Handicapped / Locomotor Disability / Cerebral Palsy with One Arm Affected ( Right or Left ) [OA ( R or L )] (a) Impaired reach, (b) Weakness of grip, (c) Ataxic candidates of any community. The posts are also suitable for Physically Challenged Persons with disability viz. Hearing Impairment ( Partial Deaf ) or Orthopaedically Handicapped / Locomotor Disability / Cerebral Palsy with One Leg Affected or Both Legs Affected but not Arms or One Arm Affected ( Right or Left ) (a) Impaired reach, (b) Weakness of grip, (c) Ataxic candidates of any community.
Qualifications : Essential : A : Educational :
The applicant should have a Degree in Law of a recognized University or equivalent.
B : Experience :
The applicant should have been a member of a State Judicial Service for a period of not less than ten years Or has held a superior post in the Legal Department of a State for a period of not less than ten years Or has been a Central Government servant who has had experience in legal affairs for not less than ten years OR possesses a Master’s Degree in Law and has had teaching or research experience in Law for not less than eight years Or is a qualified legal practitioner of not less than 35 years of age.
Note I :
The term ‘Qualified Legal Practitioner’ means an advocate or a Pleader who has practised as such for at least ten years or an Attorney of the High Court of Mumbai or Kolkata who has practised as such for at least eight years or has practised as such Attorney and an Advocate for a total period of at least eight years.
Note II :
In computing the period during which a person has held any office in the State Judicial Service or in the legal department of a State or under the Central Government, there shall be included any period during which he / she has held any of the other aforesaid offices or any period during which he / she has been a legal practitioner.
Note III :
In computing the period during which a person has been a qualified legal practitioner, there shall be included any period during which he / she has held any office in the State Judicial Service or has had a superior post in the legal department of a State or has been a Central Government Servant having experience in legal affairs.
Note IV :
Preference shall be given to a person (not being a member of a State Judicial Service or a legal practitioner) with experience in legal advice work.
Duties of Deputy Legal Adviser :
To give advice on all matters referred by the various Ministries / Departments of the Government of India; To look after Government litigation work; To conduct court cases and to appear in courts on behalf of the Central Government, wherever required; To perform administrative and other works as may be assigned.
1. Candidates are requested to apply in the format published along with this Special Advertisement No. SPL/50/2011 and not write to the Commission for application forms. They are also requested to go through carefully the details of posts and instructions published below before applying.
2. Nature of UPSC Deputy Legal Adviser Post :
The posts mentioned above are permanent and belong to Indian Legal Service.
3. Deputy Legal Adviser Pay Scale & Classification :
( Figures in bracket at the end of the pay scale indicate the approx total emoluments ( per month ) excluding TA and HRA at the minimum of the scale ) : 15600-39100 + 7600 ( Grade pay ) ( T.E. 35032 ), Indian Legal Service, Group ‘A’ Gazetted.