Jun 102016
 

High Court Judge, Supreme Court Judge, District / Civil Court Judge Grade Pay Pay Scale Salary Allowance Perks Under 7th Pay Commission

Judge holds the highest position is the court. Be it a high court or supreme court, the Judge plays the most important role in any legal case. Judges are the heads of any legal matter, they have to be well educated, skilful, extremely observant and well developed communication power should be present in every judge. It is obvious that if a Judge holds such a higher place, he/she must get a higher salary as well. But unfortunately this does not happen in India. As after 1950, only 4 times, a Judge gets a hike in salary. This year after 7th pay commission it is recommended to give them a hike in basic salary along with other perks and allowances they are enjoying. Here in this piece of article one will get to know how much salary a Judge gets per month.

High Supreme District Civil Court Judge Grade Pay Scale Salary Allowance Perks

  • High Court Judge Pay Scale

High court is said to be that institute where civil and criminal cases are being raised for justice. The High Court Judges make such difficult decisions regarding criminal offence. On an average a High Court Judge draws basic salary of Rs. 80, 000/- per month. Though the minimum basic pay scale for the High Court Judge starts from Rs. 26, 000/- per month without allowance and perks.

  • High Court Judge Grade Pay

The grade pay for the High Court Judge can be as high as Rs. 20, 000/-. It depends on the years of experience of the concerned judge. High Court Judges can be appointed through examinations, promotions or through direct appointment by the government or higher authority. But to get high salary or grade pay one must have served for minimum of few years. The grade pay for the high court judge starts from Rs. 12, 000/- and can grow up to Rs. 20, 000/-.

  • High Court Judge Salary

As mentioned the basic pay scale of the high court judge is up to Rs. 80, 000/- without the allowance and grade pay. The minimum basic pay scale of the judge of the high court is Rs. 26, 000/-. So an inexperience high court judge draws salary of Rs. 45, 000/- including allowance and grade, whereas a senior judge will draw salary of Rs. 80, 000/- per month including allowance and perks.

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  • High Court Judge Allowance

As the responsibility of the judge from the high court is much higher than any other government employee, the perks and allowances are also higher for them. Some of the allowances that a Judge gets are:

All these are some of the many allowances that the high court judge gets along with their basic pay scale. Also all of the high court judges get their own houses to live in with security guard and red-light car facility as mentioned. They also get education facility for their children and other benefits for their spouses as well.

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  • Supreme Court Judge Pay Scale

Supreme Court is the highest court in India. The defender can challenge the verdict published by the high court judge and raise the case to the Supreme Court. Of course the verdict announced by the Supreme Court judge is considered to be the final judgement. So it is obvious that the Supreme Court Judge holds the higher than highest position in the Indian law system.

It is true that they get the high amount of salary per month. A Supreme Court judge draws Rs. 90, 000/- per month on an average level. On the other a Chief Justice in Supreme Court draws salary of Rs. 1, 00,000/- per month.

  • Supreme Court Judge Grade Pay

A Supreme Court judge also gets high amount of Grade pay and allowances. Minimum allowance a Supreme Court judge draws nearly Rs. 20, 000/- per month as Grade Pay. The Chief Justice gets more than that.

  • Supreme Court Judge Salary

The total salary a Supreme Court Judge draws in Rs. 90, 000/- per month. This salary includes the basic pay scale and all other allowances and perks. The Supreme Court Judge gets paid higher than the high court judge and the Chief Justice of India gets paid higher than the Supreme Court Judge.

  • Supreme Court Judge Allowance

The Supreme Court Judge, like the high court judge also gets high amount of allowances along with their basic pay scale. The allowances include:

  • Housing Rent Allowance
  • Dearness Allowance
  • Travel Allowance
  • Educational Allowance for their children
  • Electricity Bills
  • Phone Bills
  • Water Bills
  • Car / Vehicle facility
  • Bungalow with personal security guards
  • Pension after retirement

These are some of the many allowances a Supreme Court judge gets apart from their basic pay scale.

  • District Judge/Civil Judge Pay Scale

The District Judge is someone who holds the highest position in City Civil courts or District courts. The position of the Civil Judge is definitely lower than the High Court Judge. So the basic pay scale is also lower than the high court or Supreme Court judges. After the National Judicial Pay Commission 2008, the salary of the District Judge is been set fixed at Rs. 28, 000/- per month.

  • The civil judge in Junior Division gets Salary of Rs. 12, 000/- per month
  • The civil judge in Senior Division draws salary of Rs. 21, 000/- per month
  • District judge with Super Time Scale gets salary of Rs. 24, 000/- per month
  • District Judge/Civil Judge Grade Pay

As per the recommendation of the National Judicial Pay Commission the salary of the District Judge. Civil Judge is fixed and they will not get any grade pay.

  • District Judge/Civil Judge Supreme Court Salary

The District Judge/Civil Judge gets a salary of Rs. 28, 000/- at entry level. The junior division district judge gets Rs. 12, 000/- per month, the senior division civil judge gets Rs. 21, 000/- per month and the Super Time Scale district judge gets salary of Rs. 24, 000/- per month.

  • District Judge/Civil Judge Supreme Court Allowance

Unlike high court judges and Supreme Court judges, the district judges get much lower allowances. Some of the regular allowances they get are:

  • Housing Rent Allowance
  • Dearness Allowance
  • Travel Allowance
  • Partial vehicle maintenance
  • Pension after retirement and so on.

District judges don’t get facilities like Bungalow and such like the Supreme Court or High Court judges.

  • Judge Pay Scale benefits under 7th Pay Commission

The salary of the judges, be it high court or Supreme Court, has increased only 4 times since 1950. So in 7th pay commission, the recommendation said, the pay scale of the judges should be increased along with the allowances. According to the recommendation, the allowances may be doubled for the Judges. For instance the electricity bills might be Rs. 20, 000/- when the usage is Rs. 10,000/-.

Judges Pay Scale – at a glance

Judges Pay Scale (Per month)
High Court Rs. 80,000/-
Supreme Court Rs. 90,000/-
Chief Justice (HC) Rs. 90,000/-
Chief Justice (SC) Rs. 1,00,000/-
District Judge (Junior) Rs. 12,000/-
District Judge (Senior) Rs. 21,000/-
District Judge (Super Time Scale) Rs. 24,000/-

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