The lawmakers in Punjab amended the Punjab Ministers Salaries, Allowance

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    The lawmakers in Punjab amended the Punjab Ministers (Salaries, Allowance and Privileges) Act 1974 and 1975 to give themselves a pay raise.

    Here is what the new increment looks like:

    Basic salary: Up from Rs. 18,000 to Rs. 80,000

    However, Section 3 of the Act states that a member will be ineligible to draw the salary if:

    -The person doesn’t attend 3/4th of the total sittings held in a month

    -Under detention or conviction in an offence

    Daily allowance and conveyance: Up from Rs. 1,000 per day to Rs. 2,000 per day. Conveyance increased from Rs. 600 to Rs. 1,000 per day.

    Travelling allowance: Up from Rs. 120,000 to 200,000 per annum

    House rent and utilities: Up from Rs. 29,000 to Rs. 50,000 per month rent. Utilities allowance up from Rs. 6,000 to Rs. 20,000 per month

    Office maintenance allowance: Up from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 15,000 per month

    Sumptuary allowance: Up from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 20,000 per month

    Official Transport: Up from Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 30,000

    Chief Minister

    Salary: Up from Rs. 39,000 and Rs. 35,000 to Rs. 300,000 and Rs. 180,000 per month

    Sumptuary allowance: Up from Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 50,000 per month

    Perks and privileges of a former chief minister (referred to as Section 21-A in the amendment):

    Two SUVs not less than 2500cc with five security guards in each vehicle, excluding the driver,

    One personal secretary, two junior clerks

    A 1300cc car with driver

    Rs. 10,000 telephone allowance

    A government maintained residence of “adequate standards in Lahore subject to the condition that the former chief minister does not own one in Lahore”

    However, later on Thursday, in a press conference, Shahbaz Gill, the chief minister Punjab’s spokesperson, rubbished that Section 21-A had been added to the final bill passed. Interestingly, Punjab’s law minister admitted to reporters that the section was indeed part of the final legislation.

    Speaker
    Salary: Up from Rs. 37,000 to Rs. 200,000 per month