On 16th December, 2014, National Consumer Dispute Resolution Commission (NCDRC) released an advertisement for ‘Engagement of Law Clerks’.

The minimum eligibility was pegged at 70% marks (aggregate) in the LLB Examination. Pause to take in the shock.

SEVENTY PERCENT! It seems that the National Body is miles away from being in touch with legal education in the country. Tch. Tch. Tch.

See the advertisement here.

Thankfully, two law students decided to find a way of ‘redressal’.

In a letter dated October 27, 2014, Mohit Kumar Gupta and Tarun Narang, both 1st year students of the Campus Law Center, Delhi challenged the above rule.

See the letter here.

The NCDRC, on February 02, 2015, released a new advertisement, lowering the bar to a more manageable 50% marks. Clap. Clap. Clap.

See the revised advertisement here.

Not impressed? Well, this is a tiny victory but shows how little actions (especially with a sprinkling of law) can shake big structures. Kudos to Mohit and Tarun!

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  1. I wonder if most of these judges who make these rules have secured 70%. The topper in DU gets an average of 64-65% by the end of 3 years of law.


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