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State cabinet chaired by chief minister Naveen Patnaik approved hike in salary of MLAs &Minister

Bhubaneswar:13/9/17: The state cabinet chaired by chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday approved hike in salary of MLAs.

According to official sources, salary including allowances of the chief minister has been enhanced to Rs 98,000 while the speaker of Odisha Legislative Assembly will now draw Rs 97,500.

Similarly, the salary of deputy speaker of the state assembly has been increased to Rs 95,000 and that of cabinet minister to 97,500.

Besides, the ministers of state will now draw a salary of Rs 95,000 while leader of opposition leader will receive Rs 97,000.

The meeting was attended by senior government officials.

Earlier in the day, MLAs cutting across party lines had met the chief minister in the assembly and urged him to hike their salary and increase the amount for MLA Local Area Development (LAD) fund.

The members of ruling BJD, Opposition Congress and BJP said there was every justification to hike the salary of MLAs after the state government implemented the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission for government employees.


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