The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) is believed to have agreed to consider a recommendation made by the Joint Committee on Salaries and Allowances of Members of Parliament to revise the Parliamentarians’ salary. The MPs can soon expect a steep hike in salary with a 100% raise, taking their basic pay from Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh per month.
According to the sources the PMO has agreed to revise not only the Parliamentarians’ salary but also their allowances.
The government is also mulling over increasing the President’s salary from current Rs. 1.5 lakh per month to Rs. 5 lakh and the Governor’s salary from current Rs. 1.10 lakh to Rs. 2.5 lakh.
The Joint Committee on Salaries and Allowances of Members of Parliament is headed by Bharatiya Janata Party MP Yogi Adityanath.