Shetty Commission report implemented
THE STATE government has implemented the report of the first National Judicial Pay Commission (Shetty Commission) for payment of allowances and other facilities to members of Uttar Pradesh Judicial Service and Higher Judicial Services.Updated: Jan 31, 2006 01:43 IST
THE STATE government has implemented the report of the first National Judicial Pay Commission (Shetty Commission) for payment of allowances and other facilities to members of Uttar Pradesh Judicial Service and Higher Judicial Services.
As per the decision, all district judges, senior most additional district judges and district judge level judges for small causes, chief judicial magistrate, metropolitan magistrates will be entitled to get an official vehicle independently.
Under the pooled car facility, a pool car will be provided for four judicial officers.
This scheme will entitle them for 150 litres of petrol per month in metropolitan towns. At other places entitlement would be of 125 litres.
Judicial officers having their own vehicles will be entitled to 75 litres of petrol/diesel for cities of A and A-1 categories. In other district headquarters, this will be 50 litres of petrol/diesel. This entitlement will be of 25 litres for those using two-wheelers.
Meanwhile, a delegation of UP Judicial Services Association led by acting president AK Agarwal and general secretary Mangal Prasad met Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav today to offer their gratitude for implementing the Shetty Commission report. With this Uttar Pradesh becomes the first State to implement Shetty Commission report following Supreme Court’s orders in the All India Judges Association and others versus Union of India case.
As per the Government Order (GO) issued on January 27, 2006, a guest entertainment allowance of Rs 1000 per month will be admissible for district judges and additional district judges while civil judges (senior division) and civil judges (junior division) will get Rs 750 and Rs 500 per month, respectively.
A sum of Rs 5000 will be paid every five year as dress allowance. Judicial officers will also be entitled to get reimbursement for subscribing a national and a regional newspaper along with a magazine. All judicial officers will get telephone facilities at their office and residences. While all office phones of all judicial officers will have STD facility the officers of higher judicial services and chief judicial metropolitan magistrates will get the STD facility at their respective residences.
As per the GO, district judges and session judges will get 3000 free calls at their offices and 2000 free calls at their residence on bi-monthly basis. Free call entitlement for civil judges (senior division) and chief judicial/metropolitan magistrates will be 2000 and 1000 calls at their offices and residences, respectively. For the civil judges (junior division) this entitlement will be 1500 and 750 calls, respectively. Judicial officers will also be entitled to get 50 percent reimbursement subject to a maximum of Rs 500 for expenses incurred on electricity and water supply bills. Judicial officers will also be entitled to get free government house. In case of non-availability of government accommodation they will be entitled to get house rent allowance as per the government orders.
In case of additional charge given to any judicial officer for more than 10 days they will get a minimum of 10 percent of the salary of the post held as additional charge. Judicial officers will also be entitled to get leave encashment (one month) every two years w. e. f. March 21, 2002. They will also be entitled to avail Leave Travel Allowance once in four years. Officers with five-year service will be entitled to get this facility. Officers due to retire will not be able to get this facility one year before their retirement. Officers will be entitled to get one time transfer allowance equivalent to one third of their basic salary. A sum of Rs 100 per month will be paid to judicial officers as medical allowance. Officers and their families will also be entitled to get free medical treatment facilities in government hospitals.