Supreme Court, High Court judges to get salary hike

Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said here that a bill would be introduced in Parliament to effect the pay hike.

Published: 22nd November 2017 03:21 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd November 2017 08:56 AM   |  A+A-

Supreme Court of India (Photo | PTI)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The Cabinet on Wednesday approved the long pending proposal of increasing the salary of judges of the Supreme Court (SC) and 24 High Courts (HC).

Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said two bills to hike the salary would be introduced in the Parliament in the coming winter session.

According to the proposal cleared, the Chief Justice of India (CJI) will get Rs 2.80 lakh per month and the SC judges and HC chief justices will get Rs 2.50 lakh a month. The HC judges will get Rs 2.25 lakh per month. The increased salary and pension for retired judges will be effective from January 1, 2016.

At present, a SC judge is paid Rs 1.5 lakh a month in hand after all deductions and allowances. The CJI gets a higher amount than this, while the HC judges get less. Rent-free accommodation is provided to judges while they are in service.

As of date, the SC has 25 judges as against the approved strength of 31, while the HCs have 682 against approved 1,079.

The move will also benefit 2,500 retired judges.After the recommendations
of the Seventh Pay Commission, the matter was already under the consideration of the government.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp