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