Law Ministry nod to panel to look into pay hike issue of lower court judges

NEW DELHI: Judges of lower courts across the country are set to get a pay hike in the coming months with the Law Ministry finalising the appointment of a panel to recommend new salary structure for them and the proposal awaiting the Cabinet’s nod.

The proposal to appoint the Second National Judicial Pay Commission to recommend salary hikes for the 21,000 lower court judges is set to be taken up by the Union Cabinet in the coming days.

The judges and judicial officers got the last pay hike in 2010, a three-fold jump, from their salaries decided in 1999.

The 2010 hike was applied retrospectively from January 1, 2006.

The proposed commission will be headed by former Supreme Court judge PV Reddi. (AGENCIES)