New Delhi, Nov 28 : The Cabinet meeting held on Thursday decided to increase the salaries of the Supreme Court and the High Court Judges.
This revision has been necessitated because of the increase in the salaries of the Central Government employees on acceptance of the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission.
The Chief Justice of India will now get a salary of Rs. 1,00,000 p.m. plus Dearness Allowance (DA) thereon. The Judges of the Supreme Court and the Chief Justices of the High Courts will draw a salary of Rs. 90,000 p.m. plus DA thereon whilst the Judges of the High Court will draw a salary of Rs. 80,000 p.m. plus DA thereon.
This will be effective from January 01, 2006. Forty per cent of the arrears of salary will be given in the current financial year and the balance 60 per cent in the next financial year.
The Government has also decided to double the existing limit of both sumptuary allowance and furnishing allowance for all the Supreme Court and the High Court Judges. This will be effective from September 01, 2008.
Necessary Government order will issue after effecting amendment in the relevant legislation.