Four apply to vacant post of a High Court judge

High Court of the Maldives. (Sun File Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has disclosed the identities of four individuals who applied for the vacant post of a judge in the High Court of Maldives.

JSC opened applications for the post on March 13th. Following the expiration of the deadline to submit applications on Tuesday, JSC disclosed the names of the four applicants. They are;

  •         Mariyam Waheed, Balloon, S. Feydhoo
  •         Mohamed Shaneez Abdulla, Handhuvareenaaz, GDh. Gadhdhoo
  •         Ali Ahmed, Bidhoshuge, F. Nilandhoo
  •         Mohamed Minhaaj, Hirilandhooge, S. Feydhoo

Mariyam Waheed, among the applicants, presently serves as a Civil Court judge.

Criminal Court’s Chief Judge Ahmed Shakeel had also been recently appointed to the High Court.

Applicants must be over 25 years old and should hold a degree in Islamic Shariah or Islamic Shariah and Law. Additionally, the applicant should have worked for at least five years as a judge or an attorney.

They must also not be presently holding a political post, be affiliated with a political party and must not have been convicted of terrorism or a sexual crime. If convicted of such a crime – seven years must have passed since he or she completed their sentence.

High Court judges earn a monthly salary of over MVR 54,000 including allowances. Their basic salary is MVR 36,000, while they are entitled to the following allowances; 

  •         MVR 15,000 as living allowance
  •          MVR 3,300 as risk allowance
  •          Phone allowance
  •          Medical insurance as decided by the parliament