In an atmosphere of austerity spearheaded by the government, a private bill seeking raise in the salary of members of Punjab Assembly was approved on Wednesday.
The bill was presented in the House after receiving consent from the standing committee.
According to the bill, MPA’s salary and incentives have been increased from Rs83000 to Rs2 lac/month.
The basic salary has been raised from Rs18,000 to Rs80,000/month, daily allowance from Rs1000 to Rs4000/month and house rent from Rs29,000 to Rs50,000/month.
Besides this, the bill has fixed utility allowance from Rs6000 to Rs20,000/month and hospitality allowance from Rs10,000 to Rs20,000/month.
The bill had sought an increase in the monthly salary of the speaker from the existing Rs37,000 to Rs200,000, of the deputy speaker from Rs35,000 to Rs 185,000, of the chief minister from Rs39,000 to Rs300,000, of the ministers from Rs35,000 to Rs185,000, of the parliamentary secretaries from Rs20,000 to Rs83,000, of the special assistants form Rs35,000 to Rs185,000, of advisers from Rs30,000 to Rs185,000, and of MPAs from Rs18,000 to Rs 80,000.