The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the implementation of increased pay scales for judicial officers of subordinate courts across the country, which will enhance their salary almost three-fold.
A bench comprising Chief Justice KG Balakrishnan and Justices Deepak Verma and BS Chauhan said state governments would give salary as per the recommendations of the Justice Padmanabhan committee.
All India Judges Association (AIJA) had approached the apex court seeking implementation of the recommendation of the Committee contending that there has been a wide disparity between the salary of judicial officers and other government employees.
The hike in pay scales is to be implemented with effect from January 2006 as per the recommendations of the apex court-appointed committee which had submitted its report in July 2009. The hike will translate into a monthly increase of nearly Rs 20,000 for judges at the entry level.
The court said the arrears shall be paid by way of 60 per cent in cash while 40 per cent would be deposited in Provident Funds.