New Delhi: A bill to hike the salaries of Judges of the Supreme Court and the 24 high courts by over two folds was introduced in the Lok Sabha today.
Once the bill is cleared by Parliament and becomes a law, the Chief Justice of India will get a monthly salary of Rs 2.80 lakh from the present Rs 1 lakh. Similarly, Judges of the Supreme Court and Chief Justices of the high courts will draw a monthly salary of Rs 2.50 lakh from the current Rs 90,000.
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.
In 2016, then Chief Justice of India T S Thakur had written to the government seeking a hike in the salaries of Supreme Court and high court Judges.