Good news for ministers and MLAs. Courtesy the Assam government. The government on Wednesday proposed to hike the salaries and allowances of Chief Minister, Ministers, Speaker, Deputy Speaker, Leader of Opposition and all present and former MLAs by over 90 per cent. The hike has been proposed with immediate effect.
According to The Assam Legislative Assembly Members' Salaries, Allowances and Pensions (Amendment) Bill, 2014, total remuneration of a sitting MLA would go upto Rs 1,83,824 from the existing Rs 96,600.
The Bill has clear mention that the amount was excluding the daily allowance and Assembly sitting allowance per day.
Of the total remuneration of each MLA, the salary would rise to Rs 60,000 from Rs 40,000, constituency allowance to Rs 10,000 from Rs 5,000, upper limit of travelling facility would be more than double to Rs 1,00,000 from Rs 40,000 and conveyance allowance to rise to Rs 13,824 from Rs 11,600.
In case of the Chief Minister, the new salary would be Rs 90,000 instead of the current Rs 65,000, as per The Assam Ministers', Ministers' of State and Deputy Ministers' Salaries and Allowances (Amendment) Bill, 2014.
Considering the proposed revised allowances, the government has to bear a total additional burden of Rs 9.98 crore every year.