Cabinet Nods Whopping 66% Pay hike for MLAs, Ministers

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Bhubaneswar: In a significant decision, the Odisha Cabinet today passed a proposal to increase salaries and allowances of legislators and ministers by a whopping 66 per cent.

However, the assembly being in session, there was no media briefing after the Cabinet meeting.

According to information, as per the decision of the Cabinet, the Chief Minister’s revised emoluments including allowances have been hiked to Rs 98,000 as against Rs 59,000 earlier.

The Speaker’s revised emoluments including allowances have been fixed at Rs 97,500 as against Rs 58,500 earlier while the same of the Deputy Speaker have been pegged at Rs 95,000 as against Rs 57,000 earlier.

The revised emoluments including allowances of Cabinet Ministers have been fixed at Rs 97,000 as against Rs 58,000 earlier, while that of Ministers of State have been fixed at Rs 95,000 as against Rs 57,000 earlier.

The revised emoluments including allowances of the Leader of the Opposition have been fixed at Rs 97,000 as against Rs 58,000 earlier.

The Government Chief Whip’s revised emoluments including allowances have been fixed at Rs 97,000 as against Rs 58,000 earlier and that of the Deputy Government Chief Whip have been increased to Rs 93,000 as against previous emoluments of Rs 56,000.

However, revised emoluments of MLAs including allowances have been fixed at Rs 1 lakh as against Rs 60,000 earlier.

 

 

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