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New Delhi : The Union Cabinet chaired by PM Narendra Modi on November 22, 2017, approved the revision in the salaries, gratuity, allowances, pension etc. of the Judges of the Supreme Court (SC) and High Courts (HCs)  and retired Judges of Supreme Court and High Courts. It follows the implementation of recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission in respect of Civil Servants.

The approval will pave the way for necessary amendments in the two laws viz. Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1958, and High Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1954, which govern the salaries of Chief Justice of India (CJI), Judges of Supreme Court of India, Chief Justices and all Judges of High Courts, according to a PIB release. The Government proposes to move a Bill in the Parliament in the ensuing Session for amendment in the relevant Acts for giving effect to the revision of salaries and allowances.

The increase in the salary and allowances etc. will benefit 31 Judges of Supreme Court of India (including the CJI) and 1,079 Judges (including the Chief Justices) of High Courts. Besides, approximately 2,500 retired Judges will also be benefited on account of revision of pension/gratuity etc. Arrears on account of revised salaries, gratuity, pension and family pension with effect from January 1, 2016, will be paid as one time lump sum payment, according to the PIB release.

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