Support for the proposal to take into account the length of service as a judge when calculating the salary of the Prosecutor General
16 November, 2020
The Judicial Council acknowledged as justified the proposal of Saeima (Parliament) deputies to eliminate the discriminatory regulation by determining the remuneration of the Prosecutor General depending on whether the person was previously a prosecutor or a judge.
According to the Law on Remuneration of Officials and Employees of State and Local Government Authorities, both a judge and a prosecutor, when having served a certain period of time, receive an additional monthly salary supplement for the time worked in office – for 10 years of service the bonus is 10%.
The Office of the Prosecutor Law provides for the possibility for a judge to become the Prosecutor General with a length of service that gives the right to receive an allowance while working as a judge. However, when a judge becomes the Prosecutor General, the allowance earned in the position of a judge is not paid, while if a prosecutor becomes the Prosecutor General, he or she is paid a long service allowance.
The Judicial Council agreed that the length of service allowance of the Prosecutor General would be included in the monthly salary, thus ensuring equal treatment, regardless of whether the person was previously a judge or a prosecutor.
In its turn, the proposal of the Prosecutor General to transfer the position of an assistant prosecutor to a higher class of occupations in the unified remuneration system will be considered by the Judicial Council after gathering and analyzing more information.
The decision was adopted by the Judicial Council in its sitting on November 13.
Information prepared by
Rasma Zvejniece, the Head of the Division of Communication of the Supreme Court
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