The central government has notified a nearabout 200 per cent salary hike for the judges of Supreme Court and 24 high courts.
The salary hike will come into force retrospectively from January 1, 2016.
According to the Gazette notification issued on January 27, the Chief Justice of India will get a monthly salary of Rs 2.80 lakh, up from the present Rs 1 lakh, which excluded dearness and other allowances.
The Gazette notification issued on January 27 raises the salary of the Chief Justice of India from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 2.8 lakh. The former pay, however, was exclusive of dearness and other allowances. The revised figure of Re 2.8 lakh is in addition to perks such as official residence, cars, staff and allowances as applicable.
Other judges of the Supreme Court and chief justices of the high courts will draw a monthly salary of Rs 2.50 lakh, up from the current Rs 90,000.
The judges of the high courts, who get Rs 80,000 per month, will now get Rs 2.25 lakh per month, same as that of secretary-level officers in the central government.
The increment is in accordance with the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission for officers of all-India services.