Bill to hike salaries of judges introduced in LS

Newdelhi: A bill to hike the salaries of judges of the Supreme Court and the 24 high courts by over two folds was introduced in the Lok Sabha. Once the bill is cleared by Parliament and becomes a law, the Chief Justice of India will get a monthly salary of Rs 2.80 lakh from the present Rs one lakh. Similarly, judges of the Supreme Court and chief justices of the high courts will draw a monthly salary of Rs 2.50 lakh from the current Rs 90,000. The judges of the high courts, who get Rs 80,000 per month now, will get Rs 2.25 lakh per month, the bill states. The salary hike, which is in line with the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission for officers of all-India services, will come into force retrospoectively from January 1, 2016.