Mumbai: Maharashtra cabinet today decided
to implement the proposals of the Supreme Court-appointed
second National Judicial Pay Commission (NJPC) for trial court
judges, with retrospective effect from January 2006.
The state government would incur an expenditure of Rs
195 crore towards arrears and an annual expenditure of Rs 55
crore. The decision would benefit 1880 serving and 488 retired
staff, an official said.
The NJPC had proposed over three-fold jump in their
pay and was headed by Justice E Padmanabhan, a former judge of
the Madras High Court.
The recommendations of the first NJPC headed by
Justice Jagannatha Shetty in 1999 had entitled civil judge
(junior division) starting salary of Rs 11,775, civil judge
(senior division) Rs 15,200, district judge (entry level) Rs
20,800 and district judge (super time scale) Rs 23,850.