Chief justice of India (CJI) and other judges of Supreme Court will now get double the funds meant for furnishing their official residences, Union government had decided. Currently, CJI gets Rs 5 lakh for furnishing and renovation at his official residence, it is now doubled to Rs 10 lakh, as reported by TNIE.
“We have sent the communication by the Directorate of Estates to the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) in this regard," said an official. The furnishing works include furniture and electrical appliances which are provided free of hire charge at the residences of CJI, apex court judges, the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and Election Commissioners.
Funds for the official residences of the judges of Supreme Court have been increased from Rs 4 lakh to Rs 8 Lakh, said an official. In the same way funds for the CEC and the Election Commissioners of India have also increased to Rs 8 lakh from Rs 4 lakh.
The largest construction agency of central government CPWD looks after the maintenance of the official residences.
As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.
Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.
We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.
Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 999/year is the best way you can support our efforts.