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Question paper of UP Higher Judicial Service exams should be in Hindi too: HC

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New Delhi: The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court said on Thursday that the question papers in UP Higher Judicial Service (HJS) examination should also be available in Hindi. “We find no reason as to why the question paper cannot also be in Hindi Devnagri Script”, the court observed.

At the same time, this being the matter of expert advise and expertise for framing questions in Hindi, the court left it open to the respondent High Court to deal with this issue on the administrative side for an appropriate decision that deserves to be taken for examinations in future, it said.

However, the court clarified that the High Court will not be required to take any decision for the HJS recruitment examinations, 2016, either preliminary or final.

A vacation division bench of Justices Amreshwar Pratap Sahi and Raghvendra Kumar delivered the judgement on a writ petition filed by a practising lawyer intending to appear as a candidate in coming UPHJS examinations 2016. He prayed that the question papers for the examination should be prepared in Hindi and English languages both or else this would violate the constitutional provisions. The court disposed of the petition.

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