Kolkata: The West Bengal government on Friday
hiked the daily allowances of MLAs and introduced sitting fees
of ministers in the assembly.
Finance Minister Amit Mitra announced that the daily
allowances of MLAs would be raised from Rs 750 to Rs 1,000 and
ministers would also now get a sitting fee of Rs 1,000 daily.
The members would also get a raised allowance of Rs 1,000
which was Rs 750 earlier, for attending meetings of various
committees of the House.
Mitra said including salary of Rs 12,000, MLAs would now
get Rs 42,000 monthly, an increase of Rs 7,500.
Mitra was replying to the West Bengal Appropriation Bill,
2011 in the House.