Bihar: Bill proposes Rs 1 lakh furniture allowance for lawmakers

The furniture allowance is currently Rs 50,000.

india Updated: Mar 24, 2017 22:39 IST
PTI, Patna
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The Bihar assembly building in Patna.(PTI Photo)

Bihar lawmakers can spruce up their official residence with latest furniture after proposal to double the allowance for furniture purchase to Rs one lakh is approved.

Bihar Legislators (salary, allowance and pension Amendment) Bill 2017 was presented in Bihar Assembly on Friday by Parliamentary Affairs minister Shrawan Kumar.

The furniture allowance is currently Rs 50,000.

The bill said that the furniture allowance of Rs one lakh could be availed only once during the entire tenure.

Some other highlights of the bill included payment of Rs 2 lakh in a financial year against journey by air or rail along with a maximum of four assistants.

This travel allowance would be Rs 1 lakh for former legislators in a financial year. They could travel by air or trains within the country along with maximum three associates, the bill said.

However, former legislators engaged on payment of salary with universities under central or state government would not get this travel allowance.

Ex-legislators of the Assembly or Legislative Council would get a monthly pension of Rs 25,000. This amount would be enhanced by Rs 2000 every year.

The Amendment Bill was tabled in the Legislative Assembly for 14 days to elicit comments of members.

First Published: Mar 24, 2017 22:39 IST