Bangalore: The monthly salary of Kanataka Chief minister would jump two and a half times while pay packets for Ministers and Legislators would double as per the amendment bills passed in the state Legislative Assembly  on Tue

sday reports PTI.

As per Karnataka Ministers Salaries and Allowences Act, 1956 (Karnatak Act  5 of 1957), the Chief Minister was being paid a monthly salary of Rs. 12,000, the amendment bill takes it to Rs. 30,000.

Similarly cabinet Ministers salary would go up from Rs 10,000 to Rs 25,000 and that of ministers of State from Rs. 8,000 to Rs 16,000. Besides salaries, house rents allowances, conveyance allolwances, rates of Travelling Allowances ans Dearness allowances have also been revised.

There would be an approximate annual expenditure of Rs. 2.5 crore by the amendment bill concerning the chief Minister, according to the Chief Minister B S Yedurappa, who also holds the Finance portfolio. With the opposition Congress and JDS boycotting Assembley proceedings demandind the resignation of Yedurappa and Speaker K G Bopaiah over a recent Supreme Court Verdict on MLA’s disqualification case, the bill was passed without debate. The "sumptuary allowance" of Rs. 75,000 per anaum being drawn by the Chief minister and Cabinet Ministers has now been doubled to Rs. 1.5 lakhs. 

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