‘Bangladesh Supreme Court Judges (Leave, Pension and Privileges) Bill, 2022’ was placed in the parliament on Tuesday with a provision of a monthly special allowance of Tk 70,000 for a retired judge.
The bill, placed by Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq, was later sent to the parliamentary standing committee on the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, for further scrutiny and submit a report within 30 days.
‘The special allowance will be given to the retired judges to cover up expenses against different purposes like paying his domestic help, car diver, house guard and maintenance of office cum residence’, according to the draft bill.
‘The draft law was brought to formulate a law repealing an ordinance of the military regime as per a judgment of the high court,’ it added.
The proposed law will replace the Supreme Court Judges (Leave, Pension and Privileges) Ordinance, 1982.
The existing law also is an ordinance of 1985. Since it was promulgated during the military regime, the new law had to be brought as per the judgment of the High Court. ‘Few small changes were made in the ordinance,’ said the minister.