New Delhi: If this turns into reality, it may come as a huge setback for MPs who are deciding their own salary hike!
PM Narendra Modi is reportedly against the lawmakers’ decision seeking nod from PMO for a 100% pay hike in their salary, according to a report published in TOI.
Noteworthy, a recommendation by Parliamentary panel is awaiting nod from Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) for a 100% pay hike in MPs’ salary.
Reportedly, PM Modi is against lawmakers deciding their own pay and allowances.
PM Narendra Modi has supported linking salary hikes for MPs with increments for people holding other posts, like the President and Vice-President or Cabinet Secretary.
If the recommendation gets PMO’s nod the salary of MPs will be increased from Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh per month.
To fund this 100% hike, the Modi government will have to shell out over Rs 250 crore per year.
Also, the panel has recommended doubling the constituency allowance and secretarial assistance allowance from Rs 45,000 to Rs 90,000 per month.
Moreover, even the furniture allowance may go up to a substantial Rs 1,50,000.
The parliamentary panel also recommended that all MPs be given a broadband BSNL connection for Rs 1,700 per month.