The Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court is to be liquidated, but still operational. The Court of Justice of the European Union imposed a severe penalty for its tardiness, but that is not all. Judges still collect above-average salaries there.
“Rzeczpospolita” took a closer look at the operating costs of the Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court. Let us remind you that at the beginning of November 7 days have passed since the Court of Justice of the European Union issued the decision on the penalty for Poland. Since then, the counter has been beating and increasing by EUR 1 million every day.
Although the government declares that the Disciplinary Chamber will cease to exist, it is still delaying its liquidation. And it generates considerable costs not only due to EU fines. As we read in “Rzeczpospolita”, judges earn more there than in other chambers.
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“Pursuant to the Act on the Supreme Court, a judge’s remuneration is a multiple of the basis for its determination with the multiplier of 4.13. In turn, the basis for determining the remuneration in a given year is the average remuneration published in Monitor Polski in the second quarter of the previous year. In 2020, it amounted to 5,024.48 zloty, so this year judges of the Supreme Court received 20,000. 751 PLN 10 gr. However, a permanent addition of 40 percent is provided for those who sit in ID, which raises the basic salary to 29 thousand. 51 PLN 54 PLN, not including functional supplements for certain positions, “Rzeczpospolita says.
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As the journal summarizes, the functioning of the Disciplinary Chamber, consisting of 12 judges, costs us (without the EU penalty) over 332 thousand. PLN per month, which gives almost PLN 4 million annually, not including the functional allowances and the service allowance.
You can read more in “Rzeczpospolita”.