Srinagar, July 24: In a first the Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir has approved the engagement of law students as law interns including e-internship in the high court and has directed to permit students either through regular mode or by way of e-internship in the high court on temporary basis.
The registrar general of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court has issued a notification for internship and e-internship programme for the law students.
In an order, a copy of which lies with the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) the registrar general of Jammu and Kashmir High Court said that the court will engage law students on a temporary basis for different work purposes including research work and making case notes.
The notification issued in this regard said that the court will be facilitating internees with experience certificates on completion of the internship programme.
The order said that in exercise of the powers conferred under Article 229 of the Constitution of India, the Chief Justice, High Court of Jammu and Kashmir, has been pleased to approve the scheme for engagement of law students as law interns including e-internship in the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir.
“The candidate should be pursuing LL.B course from a recognized Law College, University established by law in India and eligible for enrolment as an advocate with the Bar Council of India or State Bar Councils on conclusion of the LL.B course,” the notification said.
It said that “The internship does not entail payment of stipend, retainer-ship or fee of any kind by the court. The candidate shall be engaged on a purely temporary basis initially for a period of one month including during the course of summer and/or winter vacations which may be extended at the discretion of the judges concerned.”
“The engagement as law intern is purely on temporary basis and shall not confer any right or claim for regular appointment in the High Court or continuance beyond the period of engagement.”
The notification further reads that the law intern may be discharged without prior notice. “A law intern intending to terminate his/her engagement may do so, after completing assigned tasks and two weeks prior notice. The law intern may be attached with a law researcher in the office of the Judge for the purpose of undertaking assigned work.”
Candidates have also been asked to maintain utmost secrecy in respect of matters which come to her/his notice by virtue of the engagement and shall ensure that no information, documentary or other thing is disclosed, parted or disseminated with others, in any manner.
As per the notification the law intern will be issued an experience certificate by the registrar general on successful completion of internship with the approval of the judge with whom attached—(KNO)