President gives nod to salary hikes for judges
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.