The Uddhav Thackeray led Maharashtra government in a resolution has approved the payment of Rs 50,000 per year to every Bombay High Court judge for buying spectacles, Press Trust of India has reported.
As per the resolution passed on 10 July, even the dependant family members of the judges like spouse and children can buy glasses and spend money on their maintenance from this amount.
As per reports, the Chief Justice of Bombay High Court had first raised the issue of this reimbursement with the erstwhile chief secretary Ajoy Mehta about six months ago. After a bit of negotiations, the amount of Rs 50,000 was agreed between the parties.
The Bombay High Court currently has 67 sitting judges which translates into an annual expense of Rs 33.5 lakh on the judges' spectacle allowance.
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