Pres­i­dent gives nod to salary hikes for judges

Hindustan Times (Gurgaon) - - Nation - HT Cor­re­spon­dent let­ters@hin­dus­tan­

NEW DELHI The govern­ment has no­ti­fied more than two-fold salary hike for judges of the Supreme Court and 24 high courts af­ter Pres­i­dent Ram Nath Kovind ap­proved the amend­ment bill passed by Par­lia­ment ear­lier this month.

The salary hike, which is in line with the rec­om­men­da­tions of the 7th Pay Com­mis­sion for of­fi­cers of all-India ser­vices, will come into force ret­ro­spec­tively from Jan­uary 1, 2016.

The Chief Jus­tice of India will get a monthly salary of ~2.80 lakh in­stead of the ex­ist­ing ~1 lakh. Judges of the Supreme Court and chief jus­tices of the high courts will draw ~2.50 lakh per month, up from the cur­rent ~90,000.

The judges of the high courts, who get ~80,000 per month, will get ~2.25 lakh per month, ac­cord­ing to the High Court and Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Con­di­tions of Ser­vice) Amend­ment Act, 2018.

In 2016, the then CJI, TS Thakur, had writ­ten to the govern­ment for the hike in salaries.


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