Judicial Reforms

[pib] National Judicial Pay Commission


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level: Second National Judicial Pay Commission

Mains level: Judiciary instititutional issues

The Second National Judicial Pay Commission has filed its report covering the subject of Pay, Pension and Allowances in the Supreme Court.

Second National Judicial Pay Commission

  • The Commission is headed by former Supreme Court judge P V Reddy.
  • It was set up on the directions of the apex court in May 2017 during the hearing of the All India Judges Association case.

Key recommendations

1) Pay

  • It has recommended the adoption of Pay Matrix which has been drawn up by applying the multiplier of 2.81 to the existing pay, commensurate with the percentage of increase of pay of High Court Judges.
  • The highest pay which a District Judge (STS) will get, is Rs.2,24,100/-.

2)  Pension

  • Pension at 50% of last drawn pay worked out on the basis of proposed revised pay scales is recommended w. e. f. 1-1-2016. The family pension will be 30% of the last drawn pay.
  • Recommendation has been made to discontinue the New Pension Scheme (NPS) which is being applied to those entering service during or after 2004. The old pension system, which is more beneficial to be revived.

3) Allowances

  • The existing allowances have been suitably increased and certain new features have been added. However, the CCA is proposed to be discontinued.
  • Certain new allowances viz. children education allowance, home orderly allowance, transport allowance in lieu of pool car facility, has been proposed.

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