Criminal Court’s chief judge Shakeel applies for move to High Court

Criminal Court's Chief Judge Ahmed Shakeel.

Four candidates have applied for judgeship at the High Court, including Criminal Court’s chief judge Ahmed Shakeel.

Judicial Service Commission (JSC) had opened applications for the vacancy at High Court on January 16. The commission released the names of candidates who applied by the deadline Monday.

The candidates:

  • Ahmed Shakeel, Siyama Manzil, AA. Feridhoo
  • Mohamed Shaneez Abdulla, Handhuvareenaaz, GDh. Gadhdhoo
  • Hussain Shakeeb, Hulhumale’, Dholhas, Male’
  • Mariyam Waheed, Baloon, S. Feydhoo

High Court judges receive a monthly salary of MVR 54,300, including a basic salary of MVR 36,000, living allowance of MVR 15,000, and risk allowance of MVR 3,300.

They also receive a phone allowance and medical insurance as determined by the Parliament.