As per Notaries, Act 1952 and Notaries Rules, 1956 recommendation of eligible candidates for selection for appointment as Notary Public as well as requirement for additional numbers of Notaries are to be received from the competent authority notified under the Notaries Rules, i.e. the District Judge or Presiding Officers of the Courts or Tribunals.
Such recommendations are to be made by the competent authority after considering the application in terms of Rules 6 and 7 of the Notaries Rules.
Whereas, requirement for additional numbers of Notaries, the competent authority has to be indicate the same keeping in view of the commercial importance of the area etc.
On receipt of recommendations of the competent authority, candidates are called for interview. There is a Selection Board (headed by Joint Secretary, Judicial Department as Chairman) constituted under the provision of Rule 7 (A ) of the Rules (amended) in 2009 which holds interview for selection. After interview, comparative merit list is prepared and placed before the departmental Minister concerned for approval. After approval, appointment notifications are issued appointing selected candidates for a period of 5 years.
Prescribed fee of Rs. 2000/- (Rupees two thousand ) only for issuance of Certificate of practice to be deposited by the appointees by way of Banker’s Cheque/ Demand Draft to be drawn in favour of ‘ Secretary to the Government of Assam, Judicial Department ’.
Certificate of practice becomes operative only from the date of issuance of the same which determines the tenure of 5 years.