Written By Ajit Kumar on Sunday, August 23, 2015 | 8:22 AM
NATIONAL JUDICIAL ACADEMY INDIA
Bhadbhada Road, P.O.Suraj Nagar, Bhopal, M.P. - 462044.
Website www.nja.gov.in Tel: EPBX: 0755 2432500
Dated : 19.08.2015
The National Judicial Academy India (NJA) established under the aegis of the Supreme Court of
India is fully funded by the Government of India. It is governed by bodies established by the
Hon’ble Chief Justice of India as the Chairperson. The main goal of the NJA is to promote the
development of new ideas and solutions, and sharing of best practices across the country for
strengthening the judicial system, rather than simply transmission of information that is available
at the local/state level. The NJA provides a common forum for critical evaluation of the judicial
system so as to help the system to meet expectations of the society. The judicial education
programmes are designed to identify gaps and brainstorm possible systematic reform
propositions. The NJA is also a forum at which senior leaders of the judiciary communicate to
judges across the country information about concerns and thinking at the national level about the
The NJA always welcomes candidates for faculty appointments, if they are well qualified,
hard working, ethical, professional, committed to the cause of justice, looking for an
exciting opportunity for catalyzing institutional development of the judicial system (rather
than, for example, an opportunity to teach). Minimum qualifications and terms and
conditions for different positions are set out as follows:
(1) Professor (3 Posts) : An eminent jurist/scholar with published work of high quality, actively
engaged in research, with 10 years of experience in postgraduate teaching, and/or experience in
research at the Judicial Academy/National Level Institution/university, including experience of
guiding research at doctoral level OR An Outstanding jurist/scholar with established reputation
who has made significant contribution to knowledge (period spent for obtaining the research
degrees shall not be counted for experience purpose) OR A Judicial Officer in the cadre of
District Judge having put in Judicial Service as per para 13 – Experience in a training Academy
shall be a desirable qualification.
Para 13 : In case of recruitment by deputation/including short-term contract/transfer grades
from which deputation/contract/transfer to be made. Officers of the State Higher Judicial Service
or Officers of the Central Government or State Governments or Universities or Recognized
research Institution; (a) holding analogous post; OR (b) with two years regular service in the
scale of Rs.16400-450-20900; or equivalent; OR (c) with six years regular service in the scale of
Rs.14,300-450-22,400 OR With eleven years regular service in the scale of Rs.10,000 or
Pay Band PB-4. Rs 37400-67000 + Grade Pay Rs 10000.
(2) Assistant Professor (6 Posts) : Doctorate with good academic record and at least three years
of experience with good research/teaching record or development work, as evinced by research
publications in journal of repute and/or developmental project report. OR LL.M. with good
academic record with at least five years of relevant experience with good research/training
record or development work as evinced by research publications in journal of repute and/or
developmental project report (provided that the above minimum experience requirement will be
three years for those with at least one year of full time academic experience in a judicial
academy). The Competent Authority of the Academy is empowered to relax any condition
contained in recruitment rules in suitable cases and/or to consider any person for the post who
may not have applied. Officers of the State Judicial Service or Officers of the Central
Government or State Governments or Universities or Recognized research institutions; (a)
holding analogous post; or (b) serving in regular service in the scale of Rs.10,750-300-13,150-
350-14900/- or above….;or with five years regular service in the scale of Rs.9,000-250-10,750-
300-13,150-350-14,550/- or above (pre-revised scale).
Pay Band PB-3. Rs 15600-39100 + Grade Pay Rs 7600.
(3) Research Fellow (6 Posts) : LL.B. with good academic record with 5 years experience as a
Judicial Officer or in teaching, and/or experience in research at the Judicial Academy/National
Level Institution/University OR An outstanding jurist/scholar with established reputation who
has made significant contribution to knowledge. (Period spent for obtaining the research degrees
shall not be counted for experience purpose).
Pay Band PB-3. Rs 15600-39100 + Grade Pay Rs 5400.
(4) Law Associate (6 Posts): Degree in Five years Law Graduate course. Selection would be
based on academic performance in the LL.B. Course, achievements in co-curricular and extracurricular
activities; any publications or evidence of research work; written and oral
communication and English language skills; and marks awarded at the interview.
Salary: Rs. 28,000/- (consolidated per month) plus HRA Rs. 2000/-, if accommodation not
Appointments will be on contract/deputation/re-employment. The same may be renewed/
extended depending upon performance, behavior, attitude, aptitude of faculty. Experience
requirement may be relaxed in exceptional cases for those who can objectively demonstrate
world class expertise. Required minimum qualifications, exact remuneration and other benefits,
as well as application forms and procedures are provided on the NJA Website (www.nja.gov.in).
Applications may be submitted at any time on a rolling basis. Applications will be considered in
the first selection process held for the concerned vacancy after the application is filed. Interested
candidates should submit their applications in the prescribed format along with copies of
certificate in regard qualification, experience, Date of Birth etc. along with passport size
photograph by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by courier addressed to Director, National
Judicial Academy, Bhadbhada Road, Suraj Nagar Post, Bhopal, M.P. – 462044.
Applications received will be considered for selection process as and when required.
Note – 1. Training allowances @ 30% as per extant orders of Central government to the
faculty staff on deputation.
2. Qualification and other information are as per Annexure’A’.
NATIONAL JUDICIAL ACADEMY
QUALIFICATION OF FACULTY