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SC Issues Notice In Plea Seeking Direction To Mp Gov And Hc For Increase In Retirement Age Of Subordinate Judges From 60 To 62 [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 25 Sep 2020 10:06pm

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The Supreme Court on 22nd September, Tuesday issued a notice in a plea asking for issuance of directions to the Madhya Pradesh State government as well as the High Court of Madhya Pradesh to increase the superannuation of members of Subordinate Judiciary to 62 years. 

The bench comprised of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justice AS Bopanna, and Justice V Ramasubramanian took up the plea of hearing the case of States’ failure on the part of the authorities to increase the retirement age as has been done for MP State government employees had an unexpected outcome “hostile discrimination vis-à-vis State government employees who are also governed by the same service rules.” The plea further pursues alteration of paragraphs 26 and 40 of the Judgment of the Supreme Court in the case of All India Judges Association & Ors. v. Union of India & Ors. which held that the superannuation age of Judicial officers couldn’t be raised to 62 years. 

The senior Advocate Vikas Singh along with Advocate Samir Malik appeared on behalf of the petitioners, the Madhya Pradesh Judges Association. The main contention of the plea was that if the state government is availing the benefit of superannuation till the age of 62 years, whereas the retirement age of Judges was at 60 and thus this can be regarded as a clear violation of Article 14 of the Constitution. 

The contention made by the petitioner stated that notification dated March 31, 2018, as issued by the state government, the retirement age was mentioned as 60 years which was later on enhanced to 62 years… Continue Reading...

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