03 December, New Delhi
The Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi on Thursday tabled an amendment in the assembly, seeking a whopping 400 percent increase in the salary of legislators and ministers.
The Member of Legislative Assembly of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Salaries, Allowances, Pensions, etc) (Amendment Bill) proposes the hike from the present Rs.88,000 to over Rs.2 lakh per month – a 400-percent increase.
This includes all claimed allowances.
The amendment bill for ministers proposes an increase from Rs.70,000 to Rs.2.75 lakh per month.
Besides, the bill to hike the salary of Leader of Opposition, speaker, deputy speaker and chief whip were tabled.
The Leader of Opposition and speaker will also draw almost the same salary as ministers.
A three-member committee of experts had recommended a substantial hike in the salary and allowances of Delhi lawmakers.
After being passed, the bill will sent to the central government for its approval.