(The Gist of PIB) Second National Judicial Pay  [FEBRUARY-2020]

(The Gist of PIB) Second National Judicial Pay


Second National Judicial Pay

  • The Second National Judicial Pay Commission has filed the main part of the Report in 4 volumes covering the subject of Pay, Pension and Allowances, in the Registry of the Supreme Court on 29.01.2020.
  • The Interim Report was submitted by the Commission in 2018.

The salient recommendations are:


  • The Commission having considered various alternative methodologies 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. @ 3% cumulative has been applied.
  • As per the revised pay structure evolved by the Commission, the Junior Civil Judge/First Class Magistrate who's starting pay is Rs.27,700/- will now get Rs.77,840/-.
  • The next higher post of Senior Civil Judge starts with the pay of Rs.1,11,000/- and that of the District Judge Rs.1,44,840/-. The highest pay which a District Judge (STS) will get, is Rs.2,24,100/-.


  • 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.
  • Additional quantum of pension will commence on completing the age of 75 years (instead of 80 years) and percentages at various stages thereafter are increased.
  • The existing ceiling of retirement gratuity and death gratuity will be increased by 25% when the DA reaches 50%.


  • 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 allowances, transport allowance in lieu of pool car facility, have been proposed. HRA proposed to be increased uniformly in all States. Steps to ensure proper maintenance of official quarters recommended.
  • The recommendations made by the Commission are applicable to the Judicial officers throughout the country.
  • The Supreme Court will have to issue directions regarding the implementation of recommendations after hearing the stakeholders.

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