Parliamentarians can soon expect a steep hike in salary as the Centre has decided to provide them a basic salary of Rs 1 lakh per month, a 100% hike from the current Rs 50,000.
The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) is learnt to have agreed to consider a recommendation made by the Joint Committee on Salaries and Allowances of Members of Parliament, which is headed by BJP MP Yogi Adityanath. A bill is expected to be passed in the upcoming winter session of Parliament to hike the MPs’ salary and allowances .
The panel had also demanded a slew of benefits like more air tickets and soft loans for cars.
The government is also mulling over increasing the President’s salary from current Rs 1.5 lakh per month to Rs five lakh and the Governor’s salary from current Rs. 1.10 lakh to Rs. 2.5 lakh.