Supreme Court of India (SCI) members’ salaries will not be increased after the new government comes to power.
The SCI, which was formed after the death of Chief Justice of India TS Thakur, has agreed to provide the salary of a member of the Supreme Court to the former government, a senior official of the apex court told PTI.
The government will take steps to ensure that the members of the SCI do not face any financial hardship in the interim period.
However, the official said there would be no immediate increase in salaries.
There was no immediate response from the SCO to the PTI query.
Earlier this month, SCI members’ pay was increased by 2.3 per cent to Rs 12.3 lakh for 2017-18.
However in September, it was reduced by 2 per cent.
In September, the SC and SCO agreed to the compensation of a retired SCI member to the government for a period of 12 years.
It was agreed to pay Rs 2 lakh to each retired SC member, plus another Rs 1 lakh per annum for 10 years.
The salary of retired members will be Rs 8.35 lakh per year, and the government will be liable for paying the remaining Rs 1.3 crore per annums.
The Supreme Court was formed in 1948 as a constitutional bench to rule on matters related to the administration of justice in India.