Odisha cabinet approves salary hike of MLAs, ministers

  • | Wednesday | 13th September, 2017

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. The MLAs last got a pay hike in 2011 when the monthly package shot up almost three-fold from Rs 21,950 per month to Rs 60,000. 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. 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. 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.

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