New Delhi: The salaries of MLAs of the national capital Delhi are going to increase by 66 per cent soon. Lieutenant Governor (LG) Vinay Kumar Saxena has given the green signal to the bill to increase the salaries of MLAs. The Arvind Kejriwal government in Delhi has convened a two-day session of the Delhi Assembly from Monday in which a bill to revise the salaries and allowances of MLAs will be introduced. With the passage of this Bill, the way will be opened for the wage hike pending for almost seven years.
A Delhi Assembly official said that if the bill is passed, the UT MLAs will be paid 90,000 per month instead of the existing 54,000. The Union Home Ministry (MHA) signed the wage hike bill in the first week of May, paving the way for the amendment. The LG has recently given a green signal to the proposal to increase the salary and allowances of MLAs from the existing Rs 54,000 to 90,000 per month, an official said. The bill to increase salaries and allowances is expected to be introduced and passed in the upcoming assembly session.
According to the proposal, the chief minister and ministers, the speaker, deputy speaker, chief whip and the leader of the opposition currently get a salary of Rs 72,000 per month, which will now increase to Rs 1,70,000. At the same time, the salary of MLAs will increase from 54,000 to 90,000. After the bill is passed in the assembly, it will be sent to the President for assent.