NEW DELHI: Indian parliamentarians have recommended a 100 percent hike in their salary and allowances claiming they deserve the raise for their “good conduct”.
Media reports said a parliamentary panel headed by Yogi Adityanath of the BJP has recommended nearly a double increase in salary and perks of the parliamentarians.
A cabinet note has also been sent to the all ministers for feedbacks before the recommendations are tabled in the Parliament for approval, the NDTV reported today.
The Bill is to be passed in the next session of the Parliament.
According to the NDTV report, the parliamentary committee has suggested that the salary of parliamentarians be raised from Rs. 50,000 to Rs 100,000 a month and a constituency allowance from Rs. 45000 to Rs 90,000.
If the committee’s proposal are accepted, the total compensation package for a parliamentarian will go up from existing Rs 140,000 to Rs 280,000 a month, it added.
Samajwadi Party (SP) parliamentarian Naresh Agarwal has said the parliamentarians deserve wage hike for their “good conduct”.
Parliamentarians demand wage hike saying they too are affected by soaring inflation in the country.