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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Telangana Assembly unanimously passes bill to hike salaries of MLAs, MLCs Tuesday March 29,2016

Telangana Assembly on Tuesday March 29,2016 unanimously passed a bill to hike salaries of Chief Minister, Ministers and members of both Assembly and Council.

The Telangana Payment of Salaries and Pensions and Removal of Disqualifications (Amendment) Bill-2016 was passed, as per a recommendation of the Committee on Amenities of the Telangana Legislature which met on March 21,2016

It estimated that the hike would cause an expenditure of Rs 42.67 crore per annum.

Legislature Affairs Minister T Harish Rao, who moved the bill, said the hike is being made as per requests made to the government in last one-and-half year by MLAs and MLCs.

The bill was being moved on the request of majority of the parties.

Observing that the hike is necessary for people like him who came from humble back ground, Congress member Sampath Kumar said his party welcomed the bill. BJP member Ch Ramachandra Reddy sought a hike in the vehicle loan.

Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao said the economic dynamics have undergone a sea change over the years. He noted that the legislators have to attend a number of meetings of the government, zilla parishad and others, besides taking care of number of visitors everyday.

They also have to bear the costs involved in travelling within the constituency, to the district head quarters and also the state capital city, he said. He also made an appeal to the media to understand the prevailing situation

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