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Uncommon gains for the common man’s legislators

04 December, 2015

It pays to be an MLA in Delhi. 

Members of Delhi’s legislative assembly have something to rejoice about as the state government has cleared a bill recommending a 300 per cent hike in their basic salary.

After the pay hike, the Delhi MLAs will get Rs 2,10,000 a month in salary and allowances. This makes them the highest-paid legislators in the country.

In fact, this is also higher than what parliamentarians get — Rs 1,40,000 a month.

Over the next three years, the Delhi MLAs are estimated to get more than Rs 1.5 crore in salary and benefits, including travel allowance and a one-time allowance for office.

The 70 legislators, 67 of whom belong to the Aam Aadmi Party, will earn a tad less than Delhi’s per capita income of about Rs 2,41,000 lakh in 2014-15.

The bill will need clearance from the Centre.


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Uncommon gains for the common man’s legislators

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