The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the revision of salaries of Supreme Court and high court judges.
Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said here that a bill would be introduced in Parliament to effect the pay hike.
The then Chief Justice of India T S Thakur had written to the government in 2016 seeking a hike in salaries of Supreme Court and high court judges.
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 courts get a lesser amount. Rent-free accommodation is provided to the judges while they are in service.
With this step, 31 Supreme Court judges, 1,079 high court judges and over 2,000 retired judges will benefit.