Odisha cabinet approves salary hike of MLAs and ministers

  • | Wednesday | 13th September, 2017

Before that the salary was revised in 2003.Monthly salary and allowance of chief minister that include salary, car allowance and sumptuary allowance has been revised from Rs 59,000 to Rs 98,000 per month.The cabinet ministers would receive revised salary and allowances of Rs 97,000 per month while the ministers of state would get Rs 95,000 per month. Similarly, their conveyance allowance has been more than doubled taking the amount to Rs 15,000 per month from Rs 7,000 per month, said a source.While there has been no change in monthly medical allowance (Rs 5000) and telephone allowance (Rs 8,000), constituency allowance and secretarial allowance has been increased from Rs 13,000 to Rs Rs 20,000. The leader of opposition would receive the salary and allowances at par with a cabinet minister.Similarly, monthly salaries and allowances of speaker and deputy speaker have been revised to Rs 97,500 and 95,000 per month. According to sources, the finance minister is likely to make a formal announcement in the assembly on Thursday, official sources said.According to proposed revision, salary of the MLAs would go up to Rs 35,000 per month against current amount of Rs 16,000 per month. BHUBANESWAR: Monthly salary and allowances of an MLA in the Odisha Legislative Assembly would touch more than Rs 1 lakh as the state cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal in this regard.The cabinet decision came hours after MLAs from all political parties met chief minister Naveen Patnaik seeking hike in the monthly salary and allowances.On the basis of a report by a sub-committee headed by finance minister Shashi Bhusan Behera , the cabinet also revised salaries of chief minister, council of ministers, speaker, deputy speaker, leader of opposition, government chief whip and deputy chief whip.Details of the cabinet decision kept under wrap as the assembly is in session.

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