Public Prosecutor Career

Public Prosecutor Roles and Duties

The prosecutor’s office has two different levels. One the district prosecutor who is appointed for a period of three/five years, the other at the lower magistrate courts who are appointed on a permanent basis

The chief function of a Public Prosecutor is to protect the citizens. A Public Prosecutor’s duties also include instituting, undertaking, or carrying on criminal proceedings in any case against the Government and for the Government.

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Public Prosecutor Eligibility Criteria

A person shall be eligible to be appointed as a Public Prosecutor or an Additional Public Prosecutor in a High court, only if he has a degree in law, has been in practice as an advocate for not less than seven years and after due consultation with the High Court.

To become a Public Prosecutor

    • Applicants who wish to become public prosecutors must appear for the examination that is set by the Union Public Service commission (UPSC). The written test is followed by an interview. The selected candidates will be notified through mail.
    • A person shall only be eligible to be appointed as a Public Prosecutor if he/ she is a citizen of India
    • Person must practice as an Advocate for a period of not less than seven years.
    • Candidates must be not less than 35 years and not more than 45 years of age at the time of applying (The maximum age limit of the candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Backward Classes shall be may be fixed by the Government from time to time.)

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