Why judges deserve a salary hike
Compared with lawyers, whether in individual practices or in law firms, India's judges are grossly underpaid
A joint parliamentary panel has suggested doubling the salary of India’s members of Parliament from the current ₹ 50,000 per month (apart from allowances). If accepted, this would be the ninth increase in the salary of MPs in 50 years (since 1964) and the fourth in 15 years. While no one begrudges our hard-working MPs increasing their own pay, perhaps it is time for them to consider a salary increase for their brethren in black—the high court and Supreme Court judges.