Maharashtra legislators to get 40% more pay, perks

Maharashtra legislators are all set to get about 40 per cent jump in their salary and allowances with the state Assembly on Thursday adopting a bill in this regard.

Nagpur: Maharashtra legislators are all
set to get about 40 per cent jump in their salary and
allowances with the state Assembly on Thursday adopting a bill in
this regard.

Their monthly pay and perks will increase from about
Rs 55,000 now to Rs 76,000, according to the statement of
objects and reason of the bill.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Harshwardhan Patil
moved the bill to amend the original Act of 1978 which covers
salaries and allowance of Speaker, Deputy Speaker, Chairman,
Deputy Chairman, Opposition Leaders and others.

Once the bill becomes a law, it will put an additional
burden of nearly Rs 16 crore on the state exchequer.

The bill, passed by voice vote, was brought
considering the overall inflationary trends and increase in
fuel charges and rates of postage and stationery.

PTI

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