Chief Minister Mayawati on Monday announced a substantial hike in the salaries and perks of MLAs/MLCs and members of council of ministers. She also announced increase in the pension payable to legislators.
Chief Minister said with this increase in salaries the public representatives would serve the people better. Chief Minister said total salary and perks of MLAs and MLC would go up from Rs 30,000 to Rs 50,000 per month.
Chief Minister made the announcement in Vidhan Sabha during question hour here this morning. Giving a break up of the increase in the salary and perks of legislators chief minister said the salary of the legislators would go up from Rs 3000 per month to Rs 8000 per month.
The constituency allowance would go up from Rs 15000 to Rs 22000 per month while medical allowance would go up from Rs 6000 per month to Rs 10,000 per month. The allowance for secretary would also be increased from Rs 6000 per month to Rs 10000 per month, she said.
About her council of ministers Chief Minister said the salary of the cabinet minister and the minister of state would go up from Rs 5000 to Rs 120000 per month. The salary of the deputy minister would be increased from Rs 4000 to Rs 10000 per month, she said.
Chief Minister also announced hike in salary of Speaker, Deputy Speaker of Vidhan Sabha and Chairman of Vidhan Parishad. As per announcement the salary of Speaker and Deputy Speaker of Vidhan Sabha and Chairman of Vidhan Parishad will go up from Rs 5000 to Rs 12000 now.
The house maintenance allowance in the home district of Speaker had been increased from Rs 10000 to Rs 15000, she said. The salary of the leader of Opposition in Vidhan Sabha and Vidhan Parishad has also been increased from Rs 5000 to Rs 12000 per month, she said.
Chief Minister said the pension payable to legislators (if they have completed one year in office) has been increased from Rs 6000 per month Rs 7000 per month. The annual increment for every year thereafter has been increased from Rs 500 to Rs 700, she said.
Chief Minister said another important decision had been taken about the payment of pension to the spouse in case of death of members. The spouse of the legislators and former legislators would be entitled to get 50 percent of the payable pension in case of death of members, she said.