Chief Justice of India (CJI) is the highest-paid functionary in the judiciary with his current monthly emoluments at Rs 1 lakh, excluding dearness and other allowances. This is likely to be raised to Rs 2.8 lakh, in addition to perks such as official residence, cars, staff and allowances as applicable.
The government has pegged the salaries of the chief justices of HCs and SC judges at Rs 2.5 lakh per month, in addition to allowances, at the level of the cabinet secretary, the service chiefs and some constitutional functionaries such as the CAG and the CEC.
- A three-judge committee had given its recommendations to the government a few months ago with regard to salary hikes for judges.
- The Salaries of judges of the High Court & Supreme Court are revised every 10 year
- A higher pension benefit for retiring judges was also sought by the Supreme Court but, it again has been brought to the Seventh Pay Commission level in an equivalent grade.
- A Cabinet note has been prepared and may be approved by the Union Cabinet
- After the Cabinet clears the proposal, the law minister will bring a related judges’ salary amendment bill before Parliament.
- The government has accepted the Supreme Court proposal for raising emoluments given to judges of the Supreme Court and high courts, commensurate with the recent hike in pay for central government staff.
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