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About time: SC, HC judges salaries up more than 100% to Rs 2.25-2.8 L

However, this is still lower than what judges had been paid in real terms in 1957, as we and Mint had reported in 2015.

PTI reported:

SC judges salary hiked to Rs2.5 lakh, Chief Justice of India to get Rs2.8 lakh

New Delhi: Supreme Court and high court judges have got a nearly two-fold salary hike with President Ram Nath Kovind giving nod to a bill passed by Parliament in this regard.

The Chief Justice of India will now get a monthly salary of Rs2.80 lakh, up from the present Rs1 lakh. Similarly, judges of the Supreme Court and chief justices of high courts will draw a monthly salary of Rs2.50 lakh, up from the current Rs90,000, according to the act notified by the law ministry.

The judges of high courts, who get Rs80,000 per month now, will get Rs2.25 lakh per month, the bill states. The judges 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 1 January 2016.


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Like +1 Object -0 KVNarayanmurti. 31 Jan 18, 14:34
The British Govt. in India was paying Rs.3000/- per month to HC Judges and Rs.5000/- to Federal Court Judges. Besides, they had many perquisites, vacations, liberal pension benefits. However, the selection was wholly
on merits. Result, India's judiciary was rated among the best in the World. Also, the lawyer fraternity was distinguished, had a high dignity and status, most respected in society. All that is gone. To-day, Judgeship can be bought, manipulated, it's a kind of game. Reason why, our top advocates refuse to sit as judges, demand astronomical sums as fees.
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