I want one clarification regarding https://lawmin.nic.in/la/subord/notaryrules.htm
please refer below text.
In Section 3(a) magistrat is a Executive Magistrate or Judicial Magistrate?
4. Application for appointment as a notary
(1) A person may make an application for appointment as a notary (hereinafter called "the applicant") in the form of a memorial addressed to such officer or authority (hereinafter referred to as the "competent authority") of the appropriate government as that government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, designate in this behalf.
(2) The memorial shall be drawn by a person referred to in clause (a) of rule 3 in accordance with Form I and by a person referred to in clauses (b) and (c) of the said rule in accordance with Form II.
(3) The memorial of a person referred to in clause (a) of rule 3 shall be signed by the applicant and shall be countersigned by the following persons,-
(a) a Magistrate,
(b) a manager of a nationalised bank;
(c) a merchant; and
(d) two prominent inhabitants of the local area within which the applicant intends to practise as a notary