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    Salaries of Supreme Court, HC judges may go up


    Salaries of Supreme Court, HC judges may go up

    New Delhi, Dec 15 (PTI) Supreme Court and high court judges may soon get a fatter pay packet as the government is likely to bring a bill in this regard in the next session of Parliament.

    Chief Justice of T S Thakur had recently written to the government seeking a hike in salaries of Supreme Court and high court judges.

    Sources in the government said the issue is under active consideration and a bill to amend The High Court and the Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Amendment Act may come up in the session of Parliament which may begin in the first week of February next.

    While the sources refused to share details of the quantum of hike sought by the CJI, they said to effect the pay hike, the Act has to amended.

    As the Winter session of Parliament is coming to an end tomorrow, they said the bill would now come up in the Budget session.

    A Supreme Court judge at present gets Rs 1.5 lakh a month in hand after all deductions from salary and allowances. The CJI gets a higher amount than this, while the judges of the high court get a lesser amount. This amount does not include the rent-free residences provided to the judges while they are in service.

    After the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission, the matter was already under the consideration of the government.

    The Northlines is an independent source on the Web for news, facts and figures relating to Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh and its neighbourhood.

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