PUDUCHERRY: The Pondicherry Bar Association on Wednesday decided to suspend the agitation demanding amendment to the entry 9 IV (a) in the Table under Rule 8 of the Puducherry Judicial Service (Cadre and Recruitment) Rules, 2008, besides calling for preference to residents of Puducherry in the selection of civil judges.
General secretary of the Bar Association M.S.Maruthupandian said in a statement here that the extraordinary general body meeting of the organisation also unanimously decided that the advocates would resume work from Thursday.
Entry of 9 IV (a) provided for law graduates working in Group A, B and C posts in any court in Tamil Nadu or equivalent posts in the Union Territory and those who had not enrolled themselves as advocates getting appointed as civil judges (junior division) in Puducherry, he said.
The Bar Association had also been urging the government to incorporate a clause in the Puducherry Judicial Service (Cadre and Recruitment) Rules to ensure that advocates having their residence in the Union Territory were given preference in the appointment to the judicial service, he said.
The organisation expressed its gratitude to the Chief Minister and the Law Minister of Puducherry for accepting its demands in principle and directing the Law Secretary to forward the proposed amendments to the Madras High Court.
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