Karnataka High Court: In March of this year, the HC issued a notice to hold exams for the recruitment of 57 Judges.
A candidate who was 8.5 months pregnant and unable to travel to Bengaluru was permitted by the High Court of Karnataka to write the Civil Judge mains exam in her hometown of Mangaluru, in an unprecedented arrangement. In March of this year, the HC released a notification regarding the exams that will be held to recruit 57 judges. – Karnataka High Court
July 23, 2023, was the date of the preliminary exams. One thousand and two candidates were shortlisted for the mains exam that will take place in Bengaluru on Saturday and Sunday. Nethravathi, a Mangaluru, Dakshina Kannada district advocate, had made it to the main exam. She requested permission from the High Court to take the exam in the district since she was pregnant and unable to travel to Bengaluru due to her precarious health. She was permitted to take the exam in the Dakshina Kannada district itself by the HC Committee for Direct Recruitment of Civil Judges, which is made up of Justices M Nagaprasanna, P S Dinesh Kumar, K Somashekar, S Sunil Dutt Yadav, Ashok S. Kinagi.
The Committee’s decision has been approved by Chief Justice Prasanna B. Varale. The Chief Justice and the Committee have instructed the Registrar of the High Court to assign a female judicial officer to oversee the single candidate’s exam at the Mangaluru District Court.