All those Law Aspirants who are looking for a Judicial Service and have an inclination towards public service and/or the trappings of state authority, the judiciary can be a worthwhile option. Not only is it a way to remain closely connected with the law throughout your professional life, but also one that offers the satisfaction of working for the good of society-an intellectually stimulating profession where you shall command the respect of the common man.
There are two avenues open to become a member of the judiciary. The first one is to start a litigation practice and hope to get elevated to the bench. The other option is to participate in the competitive process for the judicial services.
Every High Court has under its supervision the members of the subordinate judiciary of the state over which this High Court has jurisdiction. Members of the subordinate judiciary occupy the offices of the presiding officers of various courts right up to the post of District Judge.
There are several attractive features of these judicial services including handsome perks and privileges which include among others- rent free accommodation, fuel allowances, subsidized electricity and water supplies, telephone allowances and bursaries for children's education. These are significantly better than those of civil service officers. Add to this the increased remuneration structures of the 6th Pay Commission and you've got a highly rewarding job on your hands-and the best part is yet to come. Unlike administrators or police officers, judicial officers almost always have postings in district headquarters so they never have to serve in remote areas. This allows them to have good lifestyle too.
If you want a secure and safe career and wish to be in public service, albeit with a comfortable compensation package-instead of the vagaries of litigation, then the judicial services may well be the right choice for you.