Andhra Pradesh CM, ministers to get salary hike
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Last Updated: Friday, March 16, 2012, 20:03
  
Hyderabad: Salaries and allowances of the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and his colleagues will see a quantum jump soon.

A bill seeking to amend the 'Andhra Pradesh Payment of Salaries and Pension and Removal of Disqualification Act, 1953' was tabled in the state Assembly today. The bill hikes the basic pay of Chief Minister from Rs 5,250 at present to Rs 16,000 per month, and that of the ministers (including deputy Chief Minister) from Rs 5,000 to Rs 14,000 per month.

Special allowance is proposed to be increased to Rs 8,000, sumptuary allowance to Rs 7,000, Camp Office allowance to Rs 10,000, security car allowance to Rs 25,000, own car allowance to Rs 30,000 and house rent allowance to Rs 50,000.

In addition, it has been proposed that 'a constituency allowance' of Rs 83,000 be given to the Chief Minister, ministers and others (including Government Chief Whips, Whips), said Agriculture Minister Kanna Lakshminarayana.

Consequently, the state will have to spend a sum of Rs 25 crore per annum from the 2012-13 on the enhanced salary bill of CM and Ministers.

The hike will also benefit Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Legislative Council, Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.

Lakshminarayana moved the amendment bill in the house on behalf of the Chief Minister today. "Salaries and allowances of these dignitaries were last enhanced in the year 2000.

Subsequently there has been a substantial increase in the cost of living. Based on information furnished by certain state governments like Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Maharashtra on the pay structures there, it has been decided to enhance the salary and allowances of the Chief Minister and others here," the Minister said in the statement of objects and reasons of the bill.

PTI


First Published: Friday, March 16, 2012, 20:03


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