Sub-court Staff to Get Pay Hike in 3 Months

Published: 04th July 2015 06:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th July 2015 06:18 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: The recommendations of Justice Shetty Commission to improve the service condition of subordinate court staff in all States will be implemented in Tamil Nadu within three months. The State Finance Secretary gave an undertaking to this effect in the Madras High Court on Friday.

On April 22, the HC had granted two months’ time to TN to implement the First National Judicial Pay Commission recommendations, warning that both the Chief Secretary and the Finance Secretary would have to appear before the court if the order was not obeyed.

The First Bench comprising Chief Justice SK Kaul and Justice TS Sivagnanam passed the orders on a petition moved by the TN Judicial Ministerial Officers Association represented by its general secretary T Senthil Kumar to implement the recommendations.

Following a direction from the Supreme Court, the First National Judicial Pay Commission headed by Justice K Jagannath Shetty, former judge of the SC, was constituted to examine the service conditions of subordinate court staff of all States and Union Territories. The Commission’s report was accepted by the State Government on August 5, 2008, which agreed to implement it with effect from April 1, 2003.

On October 29, 2014, the State Government sought six months’ time before the Madras High Court to implement the recommendations. However, the government failed to implement the pay commission.

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