Kerala Judicial Officers’ Association, a body of judges of District and subordinate courts in Kerala, has moved Supreme Court claiming that court staff in subordinate courts in Kerala are receiving higher salaries than judicial officers in the State..The association said that the situation has arisen after the State government implemented the recommendations of the Eleventh Pay Revision Commission thereby resulting in an increase in the salaries of court staff of subordinate courts.In 2017, the Supreme Court had constituted a Second National Judicial Pay Commission to review pay scale and other emoluments of subordinate judiciary.The Commission having considered various alternative methodologies had recommended the following revised pay structure:i. The Junior Civil Judge/First Class Magistrate whose staring pay is Rs.27,700 will now get Rs.77,840.ii. The next higher post of Senior Civil Judge starts with the pay of Rs.1,11,000 andiii. The District Judge Rs.1,44,840. The highest pay which a District Judge (STS) will get, is Rs.2,24,100.However, the Kerala government subsequently revised the pay structure for court staff by a Government Order dated February 10, 2021 by which it approved the recommendations of the Eleventh Pay Revision Commission..This has brought about a huge disparity between the pay scale of judicial officers and court officers, wherein, the pay scale of court staff is now higher than that of judicial officers, thereby disrupting the whole mechanism of the judiciary and seniority of the judicial officers' over the court officers', the plea filed through advocate Deepak Prakash said..The applicant association, therefore, sought impleadment in the All India Judges Association case pending before the Supreme Court dealing with issues relating to judiciary.The plea said that it is highly likely that other State governments might also have passed and implemented similar Government Orders, vis-a- vis, Pay scale of judiciary, thereby necessitating urgent hearing by the Supreme Court.