MPs not satisfied with salary hike

Posted By: Mamatha
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Lok Sabha
New Delhi, Aug 20: Salaries of MPs was hiked from Rs 16,000 to Rs 50,000 per month by the cabinet on Friday, Aug 20, but still was not enough said members from various parties.

Opposition party leaders like Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and Janata Dal-United chief Sharad Yadav created ruckus in the House demanding higher pay for MPs.

This is much less than the figure of Rs 80,001 recommended by the parliamentary committee which had said the MPs should get more than government secretaries as the former are above them in the hierarchy.

The government also increased office expenses of parliamentarians from Rs 20,000 to Rs 40,000 per month.

The constituency allowance has also been doubled from Rs 20,000 to Rs 40,000 per month, government sources said.

The government has also hiked road mileage rate for vehicles used by MPs from Rs 13 per km to Rs 16 per km.

Where as spouse of a parliamentarian can now travel any number of times in first class or executive class, the sources said.

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