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Two-fold jump in salaries of 3 election commissioners

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

After and high court judges, the three election commissioners have received a nearly two-fold jump in their salary.

The three commissioners, including the election commissioner, are entitled to a salary which is "equal to the salary of a of the Supreme Court", according to the provisions of a governing their conditions of service.

After the notified the hiking the salary of and judges on January 25, the adopted the same, officials in the poll panel said.

Now, the three commissioners, like the judges of the and justices of the high courts, will draw a monthly salary of Rs 2.50 lakh from the current Rs 90,000.

The salary hike will come into effect retrospectively from January 1, 2016, and will also benefit former election commissioners and election commissioners.

According to section 3 of the (Conditions of Service of Election Commissioners and Transaction of Business)] Act, 1991, "it shall be paid to the (and other election commissioners) a salary which is equal to the salary of a of the Supreme Court."

The salary of Supreme Court and judges is governed by the and Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 15:10 IST