SHILLONG, Nov 30: The State Government is proposing to decrease the salary drawn by MLAs in the state by as much as Rs. 8000 and in this regard, will table the Legislative Assembly (Members’ Salaries and Allowances) Amendment Bill, 2017 in the upcoming session of the State Legislative Assembly which will begin on December 8 next.
The tabling of this Amendment Bill was approved by the state cabinet which convened on Thursday after which, Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma said that earlier the cabinet had come up with the amendment Ordinance for reducing the monthly salaries of MLAs by Rs. 8,000.
“The Ordinance therefore will have to be replaced by a regular Bill for consideration of the august House,” Dr. Sangma said.
Earlier in the last budget session of the Assembly, the ruling Congress-led government had passed an amendment to increase the salaries of MLAs amounting to Rs 2.10 lakh per month.
However with this decision to reduce the salary, the total emolument of the MLAs will now come down to only Rs 2.02 lakh per month.