The Hush Post: The judges will get the benefit of pay hike as per the seventh Central Pay Commission. The Union Cabinet has given nod to the revised salaries, gratuity, allowances and pension to be given to the judges. This will also include retired judges. The increase in the salary and allowances after this decision will benefit 31 judges of Supreme Court of India, including the CJI, 1079 judges of High Courts including the Chief Justices there. Apart from this, over 2,500 retired Judges will also get the benefit as a result of this decision since their pension will increase from what they are drawing currently.“Arrears on account of revised salaries, gratuity, pension and family pension will be payable from January 1, 2016 will be paid as one time lumpsum payment.
Meanwhile, the Union Cabinet also approved the setting up of the 15th Finance Commission today. The Terms of Reference for the 15th Finance Commission will be notified in due course of time,” said a government statement today. From now onwards, the CJI will get Rs. 2.80 lakhs, the Supreme Court judges will draw Rs. 2.50 lakhs and HC judges Rs. 2.25 lakhs.