• High Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1954 (28 of 1954) Part I, First Schedule - Pension payable to Judges - Directly appointed from the Bar - Accept the petitioners' claim and declare that for pensionary benefits, ten years' practice as an advocate be added as a qualifying service for Judges elevated from the Bar - Further, in order to remove arbitrariness in the matter of pension of the Judges of the High Courts elevated from the Bar, the reliefs, as mentioned above are to be reckoned from 01.04.2004, the date on which Section 13A was inserted by the High Court and Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Amendment Act, 2005 (46 of 2005) - High Court Judges Rules, 1956 - Only practicing Advocates who have attained eminence are invited to accept Judgeship of the High Court - Because of the status of the office of High Court Judge, the responsibilities and duties attached to the office, hardly any advocate of distinction declines the offer - Though it may be a great financial sacrifice to a successful lawyer to accept Judgeship, it is the desire to serve the society and the high prestige attached to the office and the respect the office commands that propel a successful lawyer to accept Judgeship - Constitution of India, Article 14. (S.C.)(177) P.L.R.  

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