Bill for hiking salary of Speaker, Deputy Speaker and Ministers

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Chandigarh, Mar 28 (UNI) The Haryana assembly today passed four Bills proposing a hike in the monthly salaries of the Speaker, Deputy Speaker and the Ministers and the allowances of MLAs.

These Bills were introduced by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Randeep Singh Surjewala and passed by voice vote.

The Haryana Legislative Assembly Speaker's and Deputy Speaker's Salaries and Allowances (Amendment) Bill proposes to hike their salaries from Rs 12,000 per month Rs Rs 20,000 per month. The Bill also recommends hike in the office allowance of the two from Rs 1000 to Rs 2,000 per month.

This has been done in view of the esclated cost of living.

The proposed increase would entail an extra expenditure of approximately Rs over 2 lakh annum per year on the state exchequer.

The Haryana Salaries and Allowances of Ministers (Amendment) Bill also proposes to hike the salaries of ministers from Rs 12,000 per month to Rs 20,000 per month. The allowance for the maintenance of office in his/her constituency/district has been proposed to be hiked from Rs 1000 per month to Rs 2,000 per month.

This proposed increase would entail an extra expenditure of approximately Rs over 15 lakh annum exchequer.

The Haryana Legislative Assembly (allowances and pension of members) second amendment Bill proposes that the rate of Daily Allowance may be increased from Rs 600 per day to Rs 1,000 per day.

The proposed increase in Daily Allowance would entail an extra expenditure of approximately Rs 1.5 crore per year on the state exchequer.

The fourth bill, the Haryana Legislative Assembly (facilities to members) Amendment Bill proposes that house building advance to MLAs be increased from Rs 25 lakh to Rs 40 lakh and car advance from Rs 600 lakh to Rs 10 lakh.

The finacial implication on this account cannot be worked out at this stage as this would depend upon the number of members who will be benefited by this amendment.

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