Gujarat Guv approves bill on salary hike for MLAs, ministers
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Gujarat Guv approves bill on salary hike for MLAs, ministers

Gujarat Governor O P Kohli Friday gave his approval to a bill proposing a hike in the salaries of MLAs and ministers. The Gujarat Salaries and Allowances of Members, Speakers and Deputy Speakers of the Gujarat Legislative Assembly, Ministers and Leader of Opposition Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018 had been passed unanimously in the state Assembly on September 19. With the governor giving assent to the bill, the salaries of MLAs will rise 64 per cent from Rs 70,727 to Rs 1.16 lakh, while that of ministers, speaker, deputy speaker, and the leader of opposition will go up by 54 per cent from Rs 86,000 to Rs 1.32 lakh. The BJP government had defended the salary hike bill by stating that pay had not been revised since 2005. While the previous pay structure took the basic salary of an under secretary as the criterion to determine the remuneration of MLAs and office-bearers, the new bill will determine pay by basing it on the basic salary of the deputy secretary. A total of seven .

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