In All India Judges Association v. Union of India (1992) 1 SCC 119, Supreme Court had issued certain directions in regard to the working conditions of Judicial Officers and benefits to be extended to the members of subordinate judiciary. After considering reports submitted by the Law Commission and the relevant provisions of the Constitution, the following directions were issued by […]
to determine the pay scales of the Judicial Officers on the basis of the Justice Shetty Commission’s Report. On 17.7.2009 the Committee submitted its report before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India recommending different revised scales of pay and other allowances, pensionary benefits for the judicial officers. By its order dated 4.5.2010 the Hon’ble Supreme Court issued directions upon all the State Governments to implement the recommendations of the Justice Padmanabhan Committee.
Junior Civil Judge/First Class Magistrate whose staring pay is Rs.27,700/- will now get Rs.77,840/-. The next higher post of Senior Civil Judge starts with the pay of Rs.1,11,000/- and that of the District Judge Rs.1,44,840/-. The highest pay which a District Judge (STS) will get, is Rs.2,24,100/-.
Public confidence in the judicial system and in the moral authority and integrity of the judiciary is of the utmost importance in a modern democratic society. It is essential that judges, individually and collectively, respect and honour judicial office as a public trust and strive to enhance and maintain confidence in the judicial system.
We are in no manner indicating that if a judicial officer passes a wrong order, then no action is to be taken. In case a judicial officer passes orders which are against settled legal norms but there is no allegation of any extraneous influences leading to the passing of such orders then the appropriate action which the High Court should take is to record such material on the administrative side and place it on the service record of the judicial officer concerned.
The rule of law about judicial conduct is as strict, as it is old. No Judge can be considered to be competent to hear a case in which he is directly or indirectly interested. A proved interest in a Judge not disqualifies him but renders his judgment a nullity.
Keywords:-Justification and propriety AIR 2001 SC 972 : (2001) 1 SCR 959 : (2001) 3 SCC 54 : JT 2001 (2) SC 397 : (2001) 1 SCALE 685 : (2001) CriLJ SC 1157 (SUPREME COURT OF INDIA) In the matter of : ‘K’ a Judicial officer (Before : A. S. Anand, C.J.I., And R. C. Lahoti, JJ.) Criminal Appeal No. […]
AIR 2010 SC 2801 : (2010) 6 SCALE 100 : (2010) 11 SCC 722 whether in exercise of the appellate/revisional jurisdiction qua the orders/judgments of courts subordinate to it, the High Court should make disparaging remarks/comments casting aspersions on the credibility of the Judicial Officer, whose order is under challenge? (SUPREME COURT OF INDIA) ‘K’ A Judicial officer Appellant Versus […]
Training of Judicial Officers Forward to the Union Minister of Law and Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India by D.A. Desai, Chairman, Law Commission of India, on November 28, 1986. Chairman,Law Commission,Government Of India,Shastri Bhavan,New Delhi.November 28, 1986 Shri Ashok Kumar Sen,Minister for Law & Justice,Government of India,Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi. Dear Minister for Law and Justice, […]