Free Press Journal

BMC corporators to get salary hike of 150%


Mumbai : When citizens of Mumbai are paying more after GST, BMC corporators will enjoy a whopping salary hike of 150%. This comes after the long-pending demand of salary hike of the corporators was finally approved by the state government.

Samajwadi Party corporator Rais Shaikh, who was the first to demand a salary hike on behalf of all his 227 colleagues, though welcomed the decision, said he had asked for more. “Though I demanded that the corporators’ monthly salary be hiked from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 50,000, the government increased it Rs. 25,000. If we are paid less, then no educated person will contest the civic elections,” Shaikh claimed. However, Mumbai Mahanagarpalika Karmachari Mahasangh chairmain Prakash Devadas said the government should respond quickly  for workers too in the same manner.