Career as Asst. Judge at Bangladesh Judicial Service

Bangladesh Judicial Service Commission (BJSC) is responsible for assessing candidates for appointments at the entry level of the Bangladesh Judicial Service by conducting examinations.

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Bangladesh Judicial Service Commission (BJSC) is responsible for assessing candidates for appointments at the entry-level of the Bangladesh Judicial Service by conducting examinations. The entry-level post at the Judicial Service is Assistant Judge/Judicial Magistrate. A person may apply for the post if s/he is:
(i) a citizen of Bangladesh;
(ii) obtained LL.B degree with 2nd class or LL.M. degree with 2nd class from any recognized university; and
(iii) having the age not exceeding 30 years.
Pay Structure of the members of the Judicial Service (from 02 December 2009)
No.
Designation
Payscale
1
District Judge/Sessions Judge/ Metropolitan Sessions Judge 
29000-1100×6-35600
2
Additional District Judge/Additional Sessions Judge/ Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge 
25750-1000×8-33750
3
Joint District Judge/ Joint Sessions Judge/ Joint Metropolitan Sessions Judge 
22250-900×10-31250
4
Senior Assistant Judge/ Senior Judicial Magistrate/ Metropolitan Magistrate 
18500-800×14-29700
5
Assistant Judge/ Judicial Magistrate (Senior Scale) 
15000-700×16-26200
6
Assistant Judge/ Judicial Magistrate 
11000-490×7-14430-540×11-20,370
  • If a candidate having enrollment in the Bangladesh Bar Council as an Advocate be appointed as an Assistant Judge or Judicial Magistrate shall be entitled to draw one advance increment on the very date of joining the service. (para 9(1) of the Bangladesh Judicial Service (Pay-allowances) Order, 2009)
  • Members of the judicial service holding full-time judicial posts shall be entitled to draw 30% of his basic pay as Judicial Allowance with effect from 31 June 2009.
  • Every member of the judicial service will get a Rob allowance 5 times during his entire career at the rate of tk 5000/- each time.
  • Any judicial officer posted in Hill Tracts district namely- Rangamati, Bandarban & Khagratory shall be entitled to draw hill allowance @ tk 3000/- per month.
  • Members of the judicial service posted on deputation shall draw deputation allowance @ 20% of their basic pay.
  • In addition to those pay and allowances members of the judicial service shall get other financial benefits including festival bonus, traveling allowances, etc. as per orders passed by the Government from time to time.
Promotions:
The highest-ranking post of the Judicial Service is the post of District and Session Judge. The only means of entering the Judicial Service is through the competitive examinations conducted by the BJSC for the posts of Assistant Judge and Judicial Magistrate. The members of the Judicial Service get promoted to higher vacant posts on completion of the required period of service and satisfactory performance at their service.
The constitutional posts of the Judges of the High Court Division of the Supreme Court are not within the ambit of Judicial Service. However, the honorable President of Bangladesh may appoint a member of the Judicial Service having at least 10 years of service as a Judge of the High Court Division of the Supreme Court.