The Delhi Cabinet on Tuesday approved a salary hike for MLAs as per the Centre's proposal. Delhi MLAs will now get a salary of Rs 30,000 per month. The monthly allowance is raised to Rs 60,000. Now, an MLA will get Rs 90,000 per month.
Despite the hike, Delhi MLAs will continue to be among the lowest-paid legislators in the country, the government claimed. The salary of Delhi's MLAs has not been increased in the last 10 years. The Delhi government had requested the Union Home Ministry that their salary and allowances be at par with MLAs of other states, sources said.
Currently, a Delhi MLA gets Rs 53,000 a month. This includes Rs 12,000 as salary, and the rest are allowances. Besides, they get Rs 30,000 a month for paying two staff members whom they can hire, the sources said.
Many states provide several other perks and allowances to their MLAs like house rent, office rent, staff, and vehicle allowances that the Delhi MLAs do not get.
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First Published: IST