After 40 Years, Uttar Pradesh CM, Ministers To Pay Own Income Tax
| Friday | 13th September, 2019
The Uttar Pradesh Ministers' Salaries, Allowances and Miscellaneous Act, 1981 provides that the chief minister and his council of ministers don't dip into their own pockets to pay income tax.
The amount goes to the income tax authorities from the state exchequer - year after year.
For the last financial year, the state government paid Rs 86 lakh as the ministers' tax bill, a senior finance ministry official said.
According to the affidavit submitted for the Legislative Council elections in 2017, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's assets total Rs 95,98,053.
It needs reconsideration and withdrawal," Punia, who was principal secretary to Mayawati when she was chief minister, said.