Delhi MLAs will quickly draw Rs 90,000 monthly as wage and allowances with the central authorities approving the Arvind Kejriwal dispensation’s proposal for a pay hike from the present Rs 54,000, the AAP stated on Friday.
The Centre’s approval to the Delhi authorities’s proposal got here after about seven years, AAP chief spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj stated.
The MLAs will get the revised wage and allowances solely after the matter will get the nod of the Delhi Legislative Meeting and a notification is issued by the federal government, he stated.
“This will probably be positioned earlier than the Delhi Meeting,” he instructed a press convention on the occasion headquarters.
The proposal was pending earlier than the Centre for seven years, he added.
“The Delhi MLAs have been getting the bottom wage within the nation,” the AAP chief stated.
At current, he stated, the MLAs in Delhi get altogether Rs 54,000 monthly — Rs 12,000 as wage and the remaining as numerous allowances.
“After the revision, the month-to-month wage will probably be Rs 30,000. Together with the allowances, it will likely be Rs 90,000 monthly,” he stated.
After the Aam Aadmi Get together (AAP) shaped its authorities in 2015, it introduced a invoice within the Meeting to boost the wage of the legislators. The invoice was later despatched to the Centre after it was handed by the meeting.
In August final yr, the Arvind Kejriwal authorities permitted a proposal to extend the wage and allowances of the MLAs by 66 per cent as steered by the Centre, however expressed discontent that they have been nonetheless among the many lowest-paid legislators within the nation.
The proposal to extend the prevailing month-to-month wage and allowances of the legislator from a complete of Rs 54,000 to Rs 90,000 was permitted by the Cupboard at its assembly chaired by Chief Minister Kejriwal.
The Kejriwal authorities had requested the Union Ministry for House Affairs (MHA) that the wage and allowances of Delhi MLAs needs to be at par with these from different states.
The wage and allowances of Delhi MLAs have been final revised in 2011.