The Union cabinet has approved the appointment of Second National Judicial Pay Commission (SNJPC) for Subordinate Judiciary in the Country. The commission is to be headed by Justice J P Venkatrama Reddi, former Judge of Supreme Court of India.
The Commission aims to evolve the principles which would govern pay structure and other emoluments of Judicial Officers belonging to the Subordinate Judiciary of the country. It will examine the work methods and work environment as also the variety of allowances and benefits in kind that are available to Judicial Officers in addition to pay and to suggest rationalization and simplification thereof.
It will examine the present structure of emoluments and conditions of service of Judicial Officers in the States and UTs and will make its recommendations to the State Governments preferably within a period of 18 months.
The Commission will devise its own procedures and formulate modalities necessary for accomplishing the task. The Commission also aims at making the pay scales and conditions of service of Judicial Officers uniform throughout the country.