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Jackpot for Tamil Nadu MLAs, salary hiked by almost 100 per cent

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Published Jul 19, 2017, 3:29 pm IST
Updated Jul 19, 2017, 4:03 pm IST
CM Palanisamy on Wednesday announced that Tamil Nadu MLAs will now get Rs 1.05 lakh per month from Rs 55,000 earlier.
The new salary of Tamil Nadu MLAs retrospectively came into effect from July 1. (Photo: File | ANI Twitter)
 The new salary of Tamil Nadu MLAs retrospectively came into effect from July 1. (Photo: File | ANI Twitter)

Chennai: Tamil Nadu has announced almost 100 per cent hike in salary of MLAs of the house. The announcement which is like a jackpot for many, was made by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanisamy in the state assembly. MLAs will now get Rs 1.05 lakh per month from Rs 55,000 earlier. 

According to reports, the chief minister also announced that MLA Local Area Development Fund would be increased from Rs 2 crore to 2.5 crore.

 

Ex MLAs also get a raise to Rs 20,000 as opposed to Rs 12,000 earlier.

The new salary retrospectively came into effect from July 1.

After the chief minister's announcement, most MLAs appeared very enthused. But DMK legislators restrained themselves from celebrating.

"Each and every MLA must be happy inside. But due to party restrictions, they may not be able to express their joy," remarked Speaker P Dhanapal.

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