Qualification, Oath, Tenure and Salary of judges

Qualification of judges

  1. He should be a citizen of India
  2. He should have been judge of a high court for five years; or He should have been an advocate of a high court for ten years
  3. He should be distinguished jurist in the opinion of the President

Oath: It is administered by the President of India or some person appointed by him for this purpose

Tenure of judges

  • He holds office until he attains the age of 65 years. Any questions pertaining to his age will be determined by such authority as decided by Parliament
  • He can resign his office by writing to the President
  • He can be removed from his office by the President on the recommendation of the Parliament

Salaries and allowances of the judges

  • They are determined by the parliament
  • The salaries and emoluments of the judges cannot be varied to their disadvantage after their appointment except during the financial emergency