Judge’s Seniority can’t be fixed on basis of roster points;Must be based on marks in recruitment exam : Madras high court

In a significant judgement , the madras high court has held that the inter_se seniority among civil judges (junior division) cannot be fixed on the basis of 200- point rosters system followed by tamil nadu public service Commission (TNPSC) to apply the rule of reservation while recruiting them.

Instead, their seniority must be fixed only on the basis of marks obtained by the candidates in the recruitment examination ruled a division bench comprising chief justice sanjib Banarjee and justice senthikumar ramamoorthy

The court said that the judgement will apply to the seniority list of civil judge (junior division) from 2009 onwards. However, it clarified that promotion that had already been granted need not be distrubed and that the revised seniority list must be followed for future promotions.

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