Retd CJI entitled to Type VII accommodation in Delhi for up to 6 months, Center amends SC Judges rules



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August 27, 2022 9:50 p.m. STI

New Delhi [India]Aug 27 (ANI): The Department of Law and Justice issued a notification for further amendments to the Supreme Court Justices Rules, 1959″>1959 (Rules), stating that a retired Chief Justice will have entitled to free type -VII accommodation in Delhi (other than the designated official residence) for a period of six months from the date of retirement.
Under the Amended Supreme Court Justices Rules, 1959″>1959, in rule 3B, the following rule will be replaced, namely: “3B. Post-retirement benefits. (1) The following staff shall be deployed with a retired Chief Justice during his life from the establishment of the Supreme Court or a High Court with full salary and allowances eligible for regular employees of the Supreme Court –
(a) housekeeper (equivalent to the level of Junior Court Attendant);
(b) chauffeur (equivalent to the level of chauffeur at the Supreme Court); and
(c) secretarial assistant (equivalent to the rank of section officer at the Supreme Court).
The notification issued on Friday stated that in the exercise of the powers conferred by subsection (1) and paragraphs (c) and (f) of subsection (2) of section 24 of the judges of the Supreme Court (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act 1958 (41 of 1958), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules to further amend the Rules for Judges of the Supreme Court, 1959″>1959, namely:-
— These rules may be referred to as the Supreme Court Judges’ Rules (Amendment), 2022.
(2) They enter into force on the date of their publication in the Official Journal.
A retired Chief Justice is entitled to 24-hour security coverage at a residence, in addition to a 24-hour personal security guard for a period of five years from the date of retirement.
A retired judge is entitled to 24-hour security coverage at the residence, in addition to a personal 24-hour security guard for a period of three years from the date of retirement.
Notwithstanding anything in sub-rules (2) and (3), if a Retired Chief Justice or Retired Judge already enjoys higher level security based on the perception of threat, the security level already provided must continue. (ANI)

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