08 June 2011

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Karnataka Ministers Legislators politicians increase their Salaries and Perks

Karnataka Ministers Legislators politicians increase
their Salaries and Perks –

Karnataka state Legislative Assembly passed an amendment bill which increased the salaries and perks of Karnataka elected politicians.

The House also passed the Karnataka Legislature Salaries, Pensions and Allowances (Second Amendment) Bill, 2011 which amended principal act enacted in 1956 (Karnataka Act 2 of 1957), which among others raised the monthly salary of MLAs and MLCs from Rs 10,000 to Rs 20,000.

This amendment bill was passed without debate.
The bills for increasing the salary and allowances was introduced by Law Minister S. Suresh Kumar and was adopted by voice vote

According to the amendment bill's statement of objects and reasons it states that
"There is a considerable increase in cost of living. The salary of the Chief Minister, Ministers, Ministers of State and Deputy Chief Ministers have not been revised since a
Long time,"

After this amendment the expenditure will increase by Rs.2.5 crore

According to the Karnataka Ministers Salaries and Allowances Act, 1956 (Karnataka Act 5 of 1957), the Chief Minister was being paid a monthly salary of Rs. 12,000

Now Karnataka Chief Minister will get salary of Rs.30, 000
The "sumptuary allowance" of Rs 75,000 per annum being drawn by Chief Minister and Cabinet Ministers, has now been doubled to Rs 1.5 lakh.

Cabinet Ministers' salary would go up from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 25,000
Ministers of State salary would go up from Rs. 8,000 to Rs. 16,000

Allowances such as house rent, petrol, and travel were doubled.
House rent allowance of Ministers has been doubled to Rs 40,000 a month,
While conveyance allowance which was equal to the cost of 500 litres of petrol per month, raised to 750 litres.
Cost of petrol required for their respective motor cars in excess of the cost of 750 litres of petrol would be paid by the Government.
Travelling and other allowances of Cabinet Ministers, Ministers of State and Deputy Ministers on tours have been enhanced.

This amendment has increased the burden on tax payers
How much amendment will cost to tax payers
Rs 23.47 crore per annum increase in taxpayers

Did they increase their work hours?
Did they bring any accountability?

Who cares?

When you get the money of others to spend without accountability then who will care while spending.

Jai Ho Democracy

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Wednesday, June 08, 2011

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Kirtivasan Ganesan June 08, 2011  

It is a very good step. A step towards freedom to corruption.

Kirtivasan Ganesan June 08, 2011  

Extensive calculations should be made. What should be the average earning of an Indian? Then any amount possessed by an individual above this should be termed a national property. Army should fight for this national property.

Bikram June 08, 2011  

I feelthere should be a AGE and the ministers need to be answerable as the reast who are on salary ..


SM June 08, 2011