West Bengal MLA Salary Hike: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday (September 7) announced an increase in the salary of MLAs. While increasing the salary of MLAs by Rs 40,000 per month, Mamta Banerjee said in the assembly that no revision has been done in my salary, because I am not taking any kind of salary for a long time.
He said, “The salary of the MLAs of West Bengal Legislative Assembly is much less as compared to other states. Therefore, it has been decided that their salary will be increased by Rs 40,000 per month.” However, after the hike, Banerjee did not give details of the actual salary of the MLAs, including allowances and additional pay as members of various standing committees.
Salary of cabinet and state ministers also increased
Besides this, Mamta Banerjee has increased the salary of cabinet ministers and state ministers. Now the monthly salary of state ministers has been increased from Rs 10,900 to Rs 50,900. At the same time, in the case of cabinet ministers, this amount has been increased from Rs 11,000 to Rs 51,000. Cabinet Ministers, Ministers of State and MLAs who are entitled to other additional allowances in addition to the monthly salary, will remain the same.
What will be the total salary?
This would mean that the actual monthly emoluments, including salary and allowances, to the MLAs will now be Rs 81,000 per month at the current rate, said a state government official. 1.21 lakh will increase to Rs. Similarly, from now on the actual monthly pay of the ministers will increase from Rs 1.10 lakh per month to about Rs 1.50 lakh per month.
Increase due to this reason
While announcing the increased salary in the state assembly on Thursday, the Chief Minister said that the decision to increase the salary has been taken in view of the fact that the MLAs in West Bengal Salary is very less as compared to the salary of MLAs of other states. However, political observers believe that this increased salary for ministers and MLAs will further trouble the state government employees. They have been demanding enhanced dearness allowance and arrears at par with central government employees for a long time.