CG Govt Introduces Bill to Raise Pension, Allowances for ex-MLAs

RAIPUR: The Chhattisgarh government on Monday introduced a bill to increase the monthly pension of former legislators from Rs35,000 to Rs58,300.

The bill also proposes that former legislators will be entitled to an additional pension of ₹1,000 per month on completion of one year after their first term. The The bill further proposes to increase the annual limit for members for railway/air travel allowance from ₹8 lakh to ₹10 lakh. Besides, ex-MLAs will get a telephone allowance and orderly allowance of ₹10,000 and ₹15,000 respectively.

According to sources, the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly Members Salary, Allowance and Pension (Amendment) Bill 2023 is expected to be taken up for discussion over the next few days.

The CG Assembly last year introduced four bills to raise the salary of the chief minister, leader of the opposition, ministers and legislators. assembly speaker, deputy speaker and parliamentary secretaries.

Under the bills chief minister’s salary was increased to ₹2.05 lakh per month from ₹1.35 lakh, while the ministers were given ₹1.9 lakh as against ₹1.3 lakh. The deputy speaker’s salary was also increased from ₹1.28 lakh to ₹1.8 lakh while the speaker’s salary was hiked from ₹1.32 lakh per month to 1.95 lakh.

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