Judicial representatives from Gujarat, Goa and Maharashtra participated in the conference
Geetanjali Minhas | October 3, 2018 | Mumbai
The first regional conference of the Second National Judicial Pay Commission was held in Mumbai on October 2. The conference was held to take inputs of judicial officers of lower judiciary on pay scale, emolument, service conditions, retirement benefits, post-retirement jobs in judiciary, infrastructure and environment of the lower court and judicial working conditions. Judicial representatives from Gujarat, Goa and Maharashtra participated in the conference.
“By virtue of duties performed by judicial officers they are not equated with state government officers, even though it is essentially a state subject. Though there is revision of pay scales for employees of the central government, judicial officers are governed by old pay scales. We have given an interim report recommending interim pay benefits which are substantially benefiting the judicial officers. They are getting maximum DA of more than 140 percent against the existing pay scales and more than 30 percent of the basic pay,” said, Justice (retd) PV Reddy, chairman, Second National Judicial Pay Commission.
This piece is based on a previous article by the authors published in Geoforum [Elsevier] in May 2019: available online: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/ S0016718519300764?via%3Dihub
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