High Court and Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Amendment Bill, 2015 [ Current Affairs ]

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The High Court and the Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Amendment Bill, 2015 has been passed by Lok Sabha. The Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1958 and the High Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1954 was replaced by this Bill.

About Bill

  • The differences in pensioner benefits of High Court judges raised from the bar were removed by this Bill it was main objective of this Bill.
  • The aim of this Bill is to find out bring regularity and do away with the indiscrimination of salaries and pensions for judges elevated from the Bar.
  • A period of 10 years will be increase in service of a judge from April 2004 for the purpose of providing pension.
  • This facility is only provided to that HC judge who also has work as advocate of HC for at list 10 years.
  • The manner to compute casual leave for SC and HC judges still to be approved.
  • Leave to judges on full allowances and half allowances respectively are provided in earlier 1954 and 1958 Acts.
  • As specified in 1954 and 1958 Acts HC judges After Judges would have the option of availing leave on partly full and partly half allowances or full allowances, half allowances.
  • Provision in 1954 Act that provides an allowance at the rate of Rs. 1110 per month instead of salary to HC judges in relation to joining time on his return from leave out of India has deleted.

- Published on: December 8, 2015