7th Pay Commission: Increase in the salary of judicial officers! The Supreme Court rejected the petition of the Center and the State, ordered to pay the arrears as well

7th Pay Commission Update: The Supreme Court has continued its decision of 27 July 2022 regarding the increase in the salary of judicial officers. The court has rejected the petition filed by the central and state government against the recommendation of the commission commission. Also ordered to pay arrears in three instalments. 

It was recommended by the Second National Judicial Pay Commission that the salary of judicial officers should be increased and should be implemented soon.  Considering a petition filed by the All India Judges Association, the Supreme Court, while giving its verdict, said on July 27, 2022, that judicial officers do not come under any government-constituted commission, due to which their pay scale should be increased.&nbsp ;

The petition was filed by the central and state government 

The apex court also ordered payment of dues 

The Supreme Court while directing the Central and State Governments said that the officers will have to pay the dues in three instalments. 23 percent in the first instalment, then 23 percent after three months and the entire balance will have to be paid by June 2023. 

Constitution of judicial officers for review 

It may be noted that the second highest National Judicial Pay Commission was constituted in 2017 to review the pay scales and other conditions of judicial officers related to subordinate judiciary across the country. For which a bench of Justices J Chelameswar and Abdul Nazeer appointed former Supreme Court judge Justice PV Reddy as commission chairman and former Kerala High Court judge and senior Supreme Court lawyer R.K. Basant was made a member. 

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