Indian Judiciary is set to witness a new record in its history. Mayank Pratap Singh from Jaipur has topped the Rajasthan Judicial Services 2018 exam. He is 21. It makes him the youngest judge in the country.
“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,” Mayank told news agency ANI on Thursday.
“I am elated with my success and I thank my family, teachers and all well-wishers for their contribution which helped me crack the exam in the first attempt,” he added.
The minimum age qualification for appearing in the judicial services exam was 23 years, which the Rajasthan High Court reduced to 21 this year.
Mr. Singh said that it 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 added.
Interestingly, however, eight out of the top 10 candidates in the Rajasthan Judicial Services are women. After Mayank, the next male candidate has only achieved the 10th spot. Again, 15 out of top 20 spots have been secured by women.