Q. Consider the following statements regarding qualifications of a person to appoint judge of a high court:
1.He should have held a judicial office in the territory of India for ten years.
2.He should have been an advocate of a high court for ten years.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

Explanation: A person to be appointed as a judge of a high court, should have the following qualifications:

  • He should be a citizen of India.
  • He should have held a judicial office in the territory of India for ten years; or
  • He should have been an advocate of a high court (or high courts in succession) for ten years.

From the above, it is clear that the Constitution has not prescribed a minimum age for appointment as a judge of a high court.

Moreover, unlike in the case of the Supreme Court, the Constitution makes no provision for appointment of a distinguished jurist as a judge of a high court.

Source: Laxmikanth Polity