Delhi ( New Delhi)

Government amends rules, increases post-retirement allowances to CJI, SC judges

The Center on Tuesday amended the service rules for Supreme Court judges by making additional post-retirement allowances, including rent-free Type-VII accommodation in Delhi for retired Chief Justice of India (CJI), office for six months and Protocol etiquette abandoned. Airport for SC judges.

The rules were amended under the Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1958. Changes come into force with immediate effect.

This comes two days before CJI N V Ramana stepped down on August 26.

“Provided that a retired Chief Justice shall be entitled to rent-free Type-VII accommodation in Delhi (other than the designated official residence) for six months from the date of retirement,” the amendment said.

The CJI currently has a bungalow on Krishna Menon Marg and another bungalow next to it is the Secretariat of the CJI.

The new rules also allow a driver and a secretarial assistant equivalent to the level of a branch office in the Supreme Court for one year after retirement for retired SC judges, including the CJI. Both the retired Judge and the retired CJI shall be entitled to round-clock security cover for residence and round-the-clock personal security guard for one year from the date of retirement.

On protocol, the amended rules state that “a retired Chief Justice or a retired judge shall be entitled to the protocol to extend etiquette in ceremonial lounges at airports.”

In March 2021, a month before then CJI S A Bobde stepped down, the government amended the rules, introducing tax-free lifetime pay for secretarial staff and Rs 25,000 to 75,000 for retired CJI and SC judges. 14,000 to Rs. 39,000

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