Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Panel seeks info on judiciary’s pay, perks
A meeting of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Committee (LJPAC) in the interim parliament on Tuesday requested the concerned authority to produce detailed information about the remuneration and perks scale of judges working at different levels of courts.
Before starting the clause-wise discussion over a Bill to amend Nepal Act related to remuneration and perks of judges working at different levels, the Committee reached the decision so that it would be easy to amend the Bill by adjusting it in accordance with the regulation related to the travel and daily allowance of ministers, lawmakers and other civil servants.
On August 20, during the budget session, the government had registered the Bill in parliament that proposed to provide Rs 31,800 and Rs 25,800 for Chief Justice (CJ) and justices of Supreme Court as monthly salary respectively, a hike of over 50 percent in the existing salary. Earlier, the CJ and Justices were collecting Rs 21,000 and Rs 17,000 respectively as salary.
Similarly, the draft has offered Rs 12,000 and Rs 9,000 per month to the CJ and justices -- an increase of Rs 6,000 and Rs 5,000 respectively -- for accommodation for those who don't have their own houses in Kathmandu valley.

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