SC notice to Centre over pay commission for district court judges
A petition says there was no provision for increasing pay scale of district court judges in seventh pay commission
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Centre over a plea filed by the All India Judges’ Association (AIJA) seeking a separate pay commission for lower court judges.
Any decision in this regard is set to affect nearly 18,000 judges across district courts of the country, lawyers for AIJA said.
A three-judge bench comprising chief justice H.L. Dattu, justices Shiva Kirti Singh and Amitava Roy sought the Centre’s response to the petition which seeks to set up an independent pay commission—the All India Judicial Commission—to review the service conditions of the lower judiciary, which includes pay scale, pension and retirement age.
The petition said there was no provision for increasing the pay scale of district court judges in the seventh pay commission constituted in February 2014.