J&K Legislators demand Rs 2.5 lakh/month salary

Jammu and Kashmir News

Srinagar: In the ongoing assembly sessions, the MLA’s as well as the MLC’s have demanded a tremendous hike in their salaries. They have put forth the ministry to pay them a lump some of Rs 2.5 lakhs/month.

In addition to their salary hike, they have urged before the assembly to increase the CDF from 1.5 Crores to 5 Crores.

A written plea, regarding the same, with signatures of all 54 officials was handed over to the presiding officer. The 25 ministers of the ruling Coalition PDP-BJP Government are not included in the list. The Chairperson has urged the government to look into the matter.

BJP Minister, Satpal Sharma, pointed out that the government faces a shortage of yearly 1.5 Crores due to which the day to day work of the Assembly suffer. He added that many areas are left unattended due to the shortage of funds.

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