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Mumbai: This is how much corporators’ 150 per cent pay hike will cost the city


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On Saturday, the Maharashtra government gave the nod for the salary hike proposal of corporations in the state. Now, the state government has given a nod for Mumbai corporators to get a 150 per cent hike.

According to the new government resolution (GR) now, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) employees will get Rs 25,000 as monthly remuneration which was Rs 10,000 earlier. Now this fee hike by 150 per cent is going to cost Mumbai’s taxpayer an extra Rs 4 crore annually.

The hike is done on the basis of classification of corporations, and has been classified into A+, A, B, C, and D. The classification in done on the basis of population. The country’s richest civic body, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), falls under A+ category, and the corporators of the BMC have been demanding salary hike since 2010. So now, according to new fee hike, the BMC corporators will get Rs 25,000 as compared to earlier Rs 10,000, which was fixed in 2008.

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For other municipal corporations, corporators in A class municipal corporations such as, Pune and Nagpur, will now get Rs 20,000 (up by 166 per cent), and it will be Rs 15,000 for B-class bodies such as Pimpri Chinchwad, Thane, and Nashik, which is a 100 per cent rise. Those elected to C and D-class corporations, like Navi Mumbai, Kalyan-Dombivali, will get Rs 10,000, which translates into a 33 per cent increase, instead of Rs 7,500.

According to report in Mumbai Mirror, the GR issued by the Urban Development Department on Saturday, says Mumbai corporators will now get a monthly fee of Rs 25,000 per month, apart from all the other perks they get. However, there has been no hike in their other allowances. And, they will continue to get Rs 600 per month for attending the general assembly and Rs 1,200 for their phone bills.