In this Chapter —

 

(a) the expression "district judge" includes judge of a city civil court, additional district judge, joint district judge, assistant district judge, chief judge of a small cause court, chief presidency magistrate, additional chief presidency magistrate, sessions judge, additional sessions judge and assistant sessions Judge;

 

(b) the expression “judicial service” means a service consisting exclusively of persons intended to fill the post of district judge and other civil judicial posts inferior to the post of district judge.

Debate Summary

Draft Article 209D (Article 236) was discussed on 16th September 1949. It was not initially included in the Draft Constitution, 1948. Instead, the Chairman of the Drafting Constitution proposed  to include the following as Draft Article 209D:

“In this Chapter -

(a) the expression "district judge" includes judge of a city civil court, additional district judge, joint district judge, assistant district judge, chief judge of a small cause court, Chief Presidency magistrate, additional chief Presidency magistrate, sessions judge, additional sessions judge and assistant sessions judge;

(b) the expression "judicial service" means a service consisting exclusively of persons intended to fill the post of district judge and other civil judicial posts inferior to the post of district judge.”

 

The Draft Article defined the expressions “district judge” and “judicial service”.

 

There was no substantive debate on the Draft Article.

 

Draft Article 209D was adopted on 16th September, 1949.