Hike in salary, allowances of Haryana ministers, legislators
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 19:29
Chandigarh: Haryana assembly on Tuesday passed three bills hiking the salary and the allowances of the Chief Minister, ministers, the Speaker, the Deputy Speaker and the Leader of the Opposition besides all MLAs.

This would entail an extra expenditure of Rs 2.19 crore.

The three bills the Haryana Legislative Assembly moved by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Randeep Surjewala were passed by voice vote by the state assembly before adjourning sine die after its budget session here today.

The salary and allowances were last hiked more than two years ago.

"Keeping in view the rise in cost of living, the government has decided to enhance" the salary and allowances of ministers, MLAs etc, the bill said adding the increase would be effective from September 7 last year.

The constituency allowance of all the 90 MLAs has been hiked by 33 per cent per from Rs 15,000 per month to Rs 20,000 per month.

The sumptuary allowance has been increased by 66 per cent from Rs 3,000 per month to Rs 5,000 per month and the secretarial allowance doubled to Rs 10,000 per month.

The salary of the Chief Minister, Ministers, Ministers of State and Deputy Ministers has been doubled to Rs 40,000 per month.

The Speaker and the Deputy Speaker and the Leader of the Opposition would also get double the existing salary of Rs 20,000 per month.

The legislators who do not hold any ministerial post would also get a monthly salary of Rs 10,000. The daily allowance of the MLAs and the pension of former MLAs have also been hiked.

The total financial burden on the state exchequer due to the passage of three bills increasing the salary and allowances would be Rs 2.19 Crore annually.

The state government also introduced a new section to facilitate recovery of outstanding allowance to MLAs/Ministers/Speaker/Deputy Speaker/Leader of the Opposition/Deputy Minister/Chief Parliamentary Secretaries from the allowances/pension admissible to them.

Finance Minister Ajay Yadav introduced the Haryana Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (Amendment) Bill, 2011, to achieve zero revenue deficit target from 2011-12 and maintain the same till 2014-15.

The Haryana Municipal Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2011 was introduced by Minister of State for Urban Local Bodies Gopal Kanda to amend section 4(4) of the Act to empower the State to conduct election of municipal corporation of Gurgaon within three years.


First Published: Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 19:29

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