The government on Tuesday announced that the Chief Justices of India (CJIs) will get a rent free house built for six months after demitting office. Where as Supreme Court (SC) judges will get round the clock security for one year on retirement.
The Department of Justice in the Ministry of Law has implemented the amended ‘Supreme Court Judge Rules’. Under these, the former judges of the Supreme Court will be given driver and secretariat assistance for one year from the date of retirement.
According to news agency PTI, an official said that the sanctioned strength of judges in the Supreme Court is 34 and on an average three judges retire every year. Chief Justice of India NV Raman will be the first judge to take advantage of the new post-retirement facilities, retiring on Friday.
According to the amended rule,”a retired Chief Justice or a retired judge (of the Supreme Court) shall be entitled to a protocol of greetings in ceremonial lounges at airports.” According to the notification, he will be assisted by secretariat assistants, who will be of the rank of branch officers in the Supreme Court.
According to the notification, the retired Chief Justice of India will get a ‘Type-7 unoccupied house (other than specified Government accommodation) in Delhi for six months from the date of retirement’. Such houses are usually allotted to sitting MPs who are former Union ministers.