Huge Disparity Between Pay Scale Of Judicial Officers And Court Staff: Kerala Judicial Officers’ Assn Submits Before Supreme Court

The Kerala Judicial Officers’ Association, an affiliation speaking to all the Judicial Officers of the District Judiciary within the State of Kerala, has recorded an application some time recently the Supreme Court expressing that court staff in subordinate courts within the state are paid more than legal officers within the State.

 It is submitted that after the state affirmed the suggestions of the Eleventh Pay Revision Commission on Revision of Pay and Allowances of State Government of Workers and instructors, and subordinate “Court Staff”, a tremendous dissimilarity has been brought approximately between the pay scale of Judicial Officers and Court officers, wherein, the pay scale of Court Staff is now higher than that of Judicial Officers.

 This is expressed to have disturbed the complete component of the judiciary and seniority of the Legal Officers over the Court Officers.

 The Kerala government had re-examined the pay structure for court staff by a Government Arrange dated February 10, 2021, by which it affirmed the suggestion of the Eleventh Pay Revision Commission.

“That as per the GO, the pay scale of Munsiff Magistrate in passage category is Rs. 27,700/-, in cases where pay scale of Sub-Judge is less than indeed Rs. 40,000/-, the application submits.

 The Supreme Court had constituted a modern National Judicial Pay Commission in 2017 to look at the pay structure and other conditions of Legal Officers having a place to the sub-ordinate legal all over the country.

 The Second National Judicial Pay Commission had at that point submitted its last report prescribing an increment within the pay, benefits and remittances of judicial officers.

Last year, the Supreme Court had passed a authoritative arrange inquiring the State Governments to record their answers to the suggestions of the Commission.

 The Affiliation has in this way submitted that other State Governments might moreover have passed and executed comparative Government Orders, vis-a-vis, Pay scale of Judiciary, which are in repudiation with the alleviation being looked for within the plea filed before it in 2015 and hence, the same requires the pressing intercession of the Court.  It is in this way looked for that the application affiliation be impleaded as a Respondent Party in Summons Request additionally be allowed to record a nitty gritty Affidavit.

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