- The special monetary allowances had been rejected by the Seventh Pay Commission
- A demand of increment up to 25% had been raised by the Judges of the High Courts
Imphal: Recommendation of the special monetary allowances for the Judges of Gauhati, Meghalaya, Manipur and Tripura High Courts has been rejected. No special monetary allowances will be provided in the northeast region, the report said.
Sources informed that Ministry of Law and Justice has communicated to the Judges of all the four Northeast States that the recommendation made for the special monetary allowances has been rejected by the Seventh Pay Commission.
The Law ministry also said that the matter will be again referred to the department of personnel and training under Ministry of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions for reconsidering providing additional allowances to the Judges posted in the North-eastern States.
A demand of increment up to 25% had been raised by the Judges of the High Courts in addition to other allowances which are provided to officers posted in Northeast India.
The purpose of providing additional perks to officers in the North-eastern region of India is to encourage them to serve better and to attract more officers to volunteer themselves to work in this region.
The Manipur High Court is the High Court of the state of Manipur. It was established in March 2013, after making suitable amendments to the Constitution of India and North-Eastern Areas Act, 1971.