The Odisha cabinet chaired by chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday approved the proposal to hike salaries and allowances of MLAs by a whopping 66%.
The meeting was attended by senior government officials. Since the assembly is in session, there was no media briefing on it.
According to official sources, salary including allowances of the chief minister has been enhanced to Rs 98,000 while the speaker of Odisha Legislative Assembly will now draw Rs 97,500 as against Rs 59,000 and Rs 58,500 respectively 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.
However, revised emoluments of MLAs, including allowances, have been fixed at Rs 1,00,000. They earlier drew Rs 60,000.
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