Good News For Judicial Officers- Supreme Court Orders Pay Hike From 1 Jan 2016; Arrears to be Paid by 30 June 2023
The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the implementation of the enhanced pay scales recommended by the Second National Judicial Pay Commission from January 1, 2016.
A bench of Chief Justice of India NV Ramana, Justice Krishna Murari and Justice Hima Kohli directed the Center and states to pay the dues of officers in three instalments: 25% in three months, 25% in three months and the balance amount on June 30. till 2023.
The Supreme Court also said that it was important to revise the pay structure immediately as judicial officers were not covered by the pay commissions set up by the state and the Centre.
The Supreme Court issued the directions while considering the petition of All India Judges Association for constitution of an All India Judicial Commission to review the service conditions of District Judiciary Judges.
On January 6, 2022, the Court held that the two issues pending for consideration were the pay scales for the subordinate judiciary and pension/retirement benefits.
The Supreme Court established the second National Judicial Pay Commission in 2017 to review the pay scales and other conditions of judicial officers of subordinate judiciary across the country.
Good news for judicial officers- Supreme Court has ordered an increase in salary from January 1, 2016 on the recommendation of the Judicial Commission; Dues will be paid by 30 June 2023