Tue, 29 Nov 2011 06:43:57 GMT

Over two-fold hike in salaries of Delhi MLAs, ministers

New Delhi, Nov 28 (PTI) Delhi MLAs and ministers will get nearly double the amount of their existing salary from this month.

The Delhi assembly had passed an amendment bill in the winter session of the assembly in September effecting almost a two-fold hike in salaries of MLAs and Ministers. The government has now notified the amendment bill.

An MLA, who currently gets nearly Rs 42,000 per month, including all incentives, will get nearly Rs 82,000 while the monthly emolument of a minister will go up to rupees one lakh from the current Rs 55,000 a month.

As per the revision, the basic salary of MLAs has been increased from Rs 6,000 to Rs 12,000 while the basic salary of ministers has been hiked to Rs 20,000 from Rs 10,000 per month
The Ministers and MLAs, who get Rs 500 per day when the Assembly is in session, will now get a daily allowance of Rs 1,000.

The house rent has been increased from current Rs 10,000 to Rs 20,000 per month while the monthly constituency allowance has been increased to Rs 18,000 from Rs 8,000.
Conveyance allowance for MLAs has been increased from Rs 4,000 to Rs 6,000 while telephone allowance hiked to Rs 8,000 from current Rs Rs 4,000.
The MLAs will also get an annual travel allowance of Rs 50,000 instead of current Rs 35,000.

The recommendations to hike the salaries and enhance other allowances were made by a House Committee headed by MLA Kawar Karan Singh.

The bill was approved by the Union Home Ministry in July.

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