The Salary and allowances of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

Question: Mention the salary and allowances of the Chief Justice and the other Judges of the Supreme Court

Answer: The Salary and allowances of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court: The Chief Justice of India and other Judges of the Supreme Court are entitled to a nominal monthly salary. They are also entitled to rent-free residential accommodation, other allowances, and amenities.

In order to become a Judge of the Supreme Court, a person must possess the following qualifications:

  1. He/She must be a citizen of India.
  2. He/She should have worked as a Judge in any of the High Court continuously for not less than five years.
  3. He/She should have or have been an advocate of a High Court for at least 10 years.
  4. He/She must be a distinguished Jurist.


The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is the head of the Indian judiciary and supervises the functions of the lower courts. A single civil and criminal system of laws operates all over the country. By the way of appeal, cases from the High Court may be taken to the Supreme Court. Read more

The High Courts and Subordinate Courts

The Constitution of India has provided for a High Court for each state. However, there may be one High Court for two states or union territories. This depends on the area and the population of the state or union territory. There are 21 High Courts in India. Delhi is the only union territory that has a High Court of its own. Read more

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