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JSC cuts off privileges for judges who resign amidst disciplinary probes

Fathmath Shaahunaz
23 February 2020, MVT 21:00
Members of the Judicial Service Commission. PHOTO: HUSSAIN WAHEED / MIHAARU
Fathmath Shaahunaz
23 February 2020, MVT 21:00

Judicial Service Commission (JSC) decided to cut off privileges for judges who tender their resignations while undergoing disciplinary probes.

The commission made the amendment to the regulations on the privileges of judges last week. Per this change, privileges will not be accorded to any judge who resigns from their post amidst a JSC disciplinary investigation, or after an issue concerning the judge has been filed with JSC.

Prior to the amendment, JSC accords privileges to all judges who retire at the age of 55 or due to health reasons, in accordance with the Judges Act.

Judges who retire on their own volition also receive financial and living allowances, medical insurance and securities, as part of their privileges.

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