The salary of the Chief Justice has been raised from Rs 90,000 to Rs 2.50 lakh and that of judges from Rs 80,000 to Rs 2.25 lakh.
Rural Development Minister Abdul Haq Khan, who moved the bill in the house, said parliament has amended the High Court and Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1954, revising the salary, pension and family pension fort judges of high courts with effect from January 1, 2016.
With this, the salary of the Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court has been enhanced from Rs 90,000 to Rs 2.50 lakh per and salary of judges has been enhanced from Rs 80,000 to Rs 2.25 lakh per, the minister said.
The bill was later passed by the legislative council also.
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