The Bihar Cabinet on Tuesday gave its nod for a 27 per cent salary hike for its legislators. The Bihar Legislative Assembly has 243 members, and the state’s Legislative Council has 75 members. The cumulative salary, with sundry allowances and house rent of a legislator, has now gone up from Rs 1,57,500 to Rs 2,00,000 per month.
A legislator’s basic salary has been increased from Rs 30,000 to Rs 40,000 and the area allowance has been increased from Rs 45,000 to Rs 50,000 per month.
A former legislator’s salary has been also raised from Rs 25,000 to Rs 35,000 per month and entitlement of railway coupons has risen from Rs 1 lakh in a financial year to Rs 1.5 lakh.