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J-K Assembly passes bill to hike salaries of HC judges

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

The Legislative Assembly today passed the 37th Constitutional Amendment Bill 2018 to hike the salaries of the and judges of the in the state.

The salary of the has been raised from Rs 90,000 to Rs 2.50 lakh and that of the judges from Rs 80,000 to Rs 2.25 lakh.

for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Law and Justice, Abdul Haq Khan, who moved the bill in the House, said Parliament has amended and Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act 1954, thereby revising the salary, pension and family pension in respect of judges of high courts with effect from January 1, 2016.

"By enacting and Judges (Salaries and Condition of Service) Amendment Act, 2018, the salary of the of the has been enhanced from Rs 90,000 per mensem to Rs 2.50 lakh per mensem and salary of judges has been enhanced from Rs 80,000 per mensem to Rs 2.25 lakh per mensem with effect from January 1, 2016," he said

The said the bill seeks to enhance the salary of chief justice and judges of the high court to bring them at par with their counterparts in other states.

The state constitution is proposed to be amended accordingly, he said.

The Bill was later also passed by the Legislative Council.

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 21:35 IST