300% hike in salary of judges is nominal: Govt

The government on Tuesday said that the 300% hike in salaries of high court and Supreme Court judges was just a "token increase" and a "nominal" hike considering the "dignity of the office of judiciary".

After the parliament approved the High Court and Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Amendment Bill, 2008, law minister Hans Raj Bhardwaj had said that the services of judges should not be measured in terms of the pay they get.