Lawmakers to get pay hike
Cabinet to OK bill on Tuesday
Jammu, Feb 28: The state legislators are set to get a hike in their salaries as state cabinet, which is scheduled to meet here on March 2, is likely to give nod to the bill seeking amendment of Jammu and Kashmir Ministers Salaries Act, 1956.
Informed sources told Greater Kashmir that the state cabinet would meet in Jammu on Tuesday under the chairmanship of chief minister Omar Abdullah.
The meeting, sources said, is likely to discuss the bill of the Law department to be tabled before the state legislative assembly during the ongoing session.
As per the amendment the government is hiking the salary of the legislators and pension of ex-legislators of the state. Sources said that if the bill gets nod from the cabinet and legislature, the chief minister would be entitled to receive a salary of Rs 70,000 per month while a cabinet minister will be entitled to receive Rs 65000 per month.
Rs 61,000 has been fixed for the junior ministers (MoS), while MLAs and MLCs will get Rs 60,000 per month.
They said that the cabinet is also likely to discuss the annual budget, which though is yet to be prepared. “The annual budget will be prepared only after getting the final figures of annual plan allocation from the Planning Commission but the Finance minister is expected to highlight basic changes in the current year budget to the cabinet before giving it a final shape,” sources revealed.
It was also learnt that some other bills to be tabled by the government during the ongoing session will also be taken up by the cabinet.
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