Jharkhand house panel recommends salary-hike for MLAs

Ranchi, March 27: Jharkhand legislators may get a hike in salary and other facilities if the recommendation of an assembly committee is accepted by the government.

The assembly committee, headed by ruling BJP legislator Radha Krishna Kishore, has submitted a detailed report to the state assembly regarding hike in the salaries of the legislators, Ministers and the Chief Minister.

Sources in the state assembly revealed that if the recommendation of the committee is accepted, then there will be quantum jump in the salary of legislators.

The assembly committee was formed by Speaker Dinesh Oraon at the demand of legislators during the budget session.

“We can’t reveal the recommendation. Several suggestions and information came to us. In Jharkhand, the Chief Minister salary is less than the Chief Secretary’s. Legislators are above many officials in protocol.

“The responsibility of legislature is much more than that of the executive. All such considerations have been taken into account in the recommendation” told Radha Krishna Kishore, who headed the committee, to IANS.

Last time the salaries of Jharkhand legislators, ministers and Chief Minister saw a significant hike was in 2015.

Following the 2015 hike, under the revised pay structure, the Chief Minister is now getting Rs 24.60 lakh per annum. And while Cabinet ministers get Rs 21.60 lakh per annum, the legislators get a higher sum of Rs 21.64 lakh per annum.



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