Mizoram CM Zoramthanga. File image
Mizoram CM Zoramthanga. File image

Mizoram assembly has unanimously passed an amendment Bills to increase salaries of all lawmakers by up to 130.77%.

As per the new pay structure, the chief minister of the state would receive Rs 1.84 lakh a month as salary and allowances.

According to the revised structure, legislator would earn Rs 1.5 lakh per month in accordance with the enhanced salary and allowances fixed by the state legislature on Thursday, TOI reported.

The amendment bills were introduced in the assembly by the state parliamentary minister TJ Lalnuntluanga.

The bills were passed after nine members, including chief minister Zoramthanga, participated in the discussion.

The monthly salary and allowances of the MLAs was increased from Rs 65,000 to Rs 1.5 lakh, an increase of 130.77%.

The assembly speaker, according new pay structure, would now get Rs 1.73 lakh while the cabinet ministers and leader of the opposition would receive Rs 1.68 lakh.

The deputy speaker would get a monthly salary and allowances of Rs 1.61 lakh and ministers of state and deputy government chief whip would get Rs 1.57 lakh.

The monthly salaries of chief minister, speaker, deputy speaker, minister, leader of opposition, minister of state, deputy government chief whip and the MLA were fixed at Rs 80,000 per month.

Pension of the legislators was enhanced from Rs 25,000 to Rs 40,000 and those elected for more than once would receive enhanced pension at Rs 5,000 per month.

However, the pension amount would not exceed Rs 70,000 per month.

Chief minister Zoramthanga said the enhanced salaries and allowances were agreed with the hope that the elected representatives would be able to serve the people better.

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