Higher Salaries For High Courts, Supreme Court Judges

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New Delhi, Nov 27 (UNI) Higher salries for judges of the High Courts and the Supreme Court were effected by the Union Cabinet today, the Law and Justice Ministry announced tonight.

With revised scales, the Chief Justice of India will now get a salary of Rs 1,00,000 per month plus Dearness Allowance thereon, a Ministry statement said.

Judges of the Supreme Court and Chief Justices of the High Courts will draw a salary of Rs 90,000/- pm plus DA and Judges of High Court, Rs 80,000/- pm plus DA, the sattement said.

The increases will be effective from January 1, 2006, it said.

As for arrears, 40 per cent will be given in the current financial year and the balance 60 per cent in the next financial year, it said.

The Cabinet decision was necessitated because of the increase in the salaries of the Central government employees on acceptance of the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission, it said.

The government also decided to double the existing limit of both sumptuary allowance and furnishing allowance for all Supreme Court and High Court Judges effective from September 1, 2008, it said.

The Ministry said ''necessary government order will issue after effecting amendment in the relevant legislation.'' UNI MJ SK KP2113

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