New Delhi: The Central Government is going to make changes to three laws, to give the President, vice-president and governors a pay hike to ensure that they do not earn less than senior civil servants.
According to a report in Hindustan Times that according to the new pay hikes cleared by the central government for the civil servants. The cabinet secretary will get Rs 2.5 lakh as a monthly salary. A secretary to the government will get Rs 2.25 lakh as monthly salary and an additional secretary more than Rs 1.82 lakh. A joint secretary level officer will get a basic salary ranging between Rs 1.18 lakh to Rs 2.14 lakh per month.
According to the report that The motion for the amendment of three laws could reach the Union Cabinet next week. According to the old laws which was passed in 2008, the Indian President gets Rs 1.5 lakh as the monthly salary, the Vice president getsRs 1.25 lakh and governors gets Rs 1.1 lakh as a monthly salary.
According to the report that This amendment is necessary now because the monthly salary of Indian President falls below the 14 officials of the government.
The pay hike for the President, vice-president and governors would be effective from 1st January 2016. Laws regulating their pensions will also be hiked accordingly.
According to a report that on Wednesday, a team of member of Parliament met PM Modi seeking increase in salaries and allowances under the Member of Parliament Local Area Development scheme.
The Prime Minister was reportedly grudgingly to accede to their demands. He instead suggested that they try to reduce their expenses.
255 MPs of various parties signed a memorandum and submitted it to the Prime Minister. Some of the BJP MPs were also in the delegation.
The Joint Committee’s recommendations on Salaries and Allowances of Member of Parliament to increase salary to Rs. 1 lakh from Rs 50,000 and secretarial assistance and constituency allowance from Rs 45,000 to Rs 90,000 are yet to be approved.