Amendment to SC Judges Rules

On 23rd August 2022, the Union Government amended the Supreme Court Judges Rules of 1959 in exercise of powers conferred to it under the Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1958.

  • The amended Rules are called the Supreme Court Judges (Amendment) Rules, 2022.


  • Accommodation: The Supreme Court Judges Rules has been amended to entitle a retired Chief Justice rent-free Type-VII accommodation in Delhi for six months from the date of superannuation. The accommodation would be other than the designated official residence.
  • Security Cover: A retired Chief Justice and judges of the Supreme Court shall be entitled to a chauffeur, secretarial assistant and a round-the-clock security cover in addition to his or her personal security guard for a period of a year from the date of retirement.
  • Other Facilities: A retired Chief Justice and judges should be extended, as per protocol, courtesies at ceremonial lounges at airports.