In order to strengthen the independence of the judiciary and ensure the balance between the three branches of state power, namely, the legislature, the executive power and the judiciary, in the united system of remuneration for officials and employees of the State and local government institutions, the Council for the Judiciary, after hearing the proposals of the Supreme Court, decided to propose amendments to the law “On Remuneration of Officials and Employees of State and Local Government Authorities”.

The Council for the Judiciary believes that, when establishing the classification of positions and determining the amount of monthly salaries for employees of the judiciary (with the exception of judges), the same principles of determining remuneration as for employees of the Saeima, the Chancery of the President and the State Audit Office should be applied. Consequently, amendments to the Section 11 of the law “On Remuneration of Officials and Employees of State and Local Government Authorities” are proposed.

The Council for the Judiciary adopted the decision in the sitting of 5 March 2018. See information about all issues reviewed at the sitting here.

 

Information prepared by

Rasma Zvejniece, the Head of the Division of Communication of the Supreme Court

E-mail: rasma.zvejniece@at.gov.lv, telephone: +371 67020396, +371 28652211