Patna: Bihar cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday approved the second supplementary budget proposals for 2018-19 which will be presented in the winter session of the assembly.
Cabinet also approved a hike in the salary, allowances and perks of MLAs and ministers, and the quantum of the increment would be tabled in the house first.
According to the report, the basic salary of MLAs has been increased by 30 per cent. Now the MLAs will be able to get Rs 40,000 as salary. Rs 50,000 will be provided to legislators in the form of regional allowance. In order to buy a luxury vehicle, MLAs will be given Rs 15 lakh as advance. In addition to this facility, 30,000 will be provided for private assistants of MLAs. It is also confirmed that MLAs will now get three lakhs in place of two lakhs per year for the rail and plenary rent.
According to Special Secretary, Upendra Nath Pandey, the cabinet also gave its nod to education department’s proposal to give Rs 200 per month as the medical allowance to the pensioners and family pensioners who retired from all government colleges and universities of Bihar.
Cabinet further approved the creation of two posts, including Additional Registrar, District Judge (Entry Point) and Research Officer, Civil Judge (Senior Division) – for better supervision of matters relating to juvenile justice was also approved by the cabinet, Pandey said.