JAIPUR: A 21-year-old man is all set to become the youngest judge of the country. Jaipur boy Mayank Pratap Singh secured eligibility to become the judge by topping the Rajasthan Judicial Service exam in his first attempt.
Earlier this year, he completed a five-year LLB course from Rajasthan University. He could write the examination after the state government reduced the minimum age limit for the exam in December 2018 from 23 years to 21 years.
Mayank, who created history, told India Today, "Honesty is the most important criteria to become a good judge."
Tlaking about how he prepared to be a judge, he said, "I had to study for 12 to 13 hours every day to be able to clear the exam.
"Obviously I'm extremely elated. I expected a good result. According to me a good judge should be honest and should not be spread by external influences including muscle power and money power," Singh said.
A resident of Mansarovar in Jaipur, Mayank told ANi, "I was always drawn towards the judicial services going by the importance and respect reserved for the judges in the society. I took admission in 2014 in the five-year LLB course from the Rajasthan University, which ended this year."
Singh said that the Ashok Gehlot government’s decision to reduce the minimum age was a good move as it would help fill vacancies of the posts lying vacant and said it would also help him help more people throughout his career.
"I could appear in the exam only because the minimum age was reduced. Had it not been so then I would not have been eligible. I think it will benefit me because now I will get more time to learn and do more work and serve more people in my career because I joined at such a young age," he was quoted by ANI as saying.
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