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JS passes 2 bills raising allowances of SC judges

 Staff Correspondent   daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 05:40 PM, 28 November 2021  

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The Jatiya Sangsad on Sunday passed two bills raising the allowances of the chief justice and the judges of the Appellate Division and the High Court.

Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq moved the bills - Bangladesh Supreme Court Judges (Remuneration and Privileges) Act, 2021 and Bangladesh Supreme Court Judges (Travelling Allowance) Act, 2021 - in the house which was unanimously passed by voice votes with Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair. 

Before passing the bill, the law minister said "since the facilities are being given to the justices and there was no objection on this issue, so, the facilities could be entitled by the justice."

Earlier on Saturday, these two bills were placed in parliament to raise the allowances of the chief justice and the judges of the Appellate Division and the High Court. 

The Bangladesh Supreme Court Judges (Remuneration and Privileges) Act, 2021 will replace the existing ordinance of 1978 while the Bangladesh Supreme Court Judges (Travelling Allowance) Act, 2021 will replace an ordinance of 1976. 

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