Karnataka Assembly Approves Bill To Impose A pay Cut Of 30 Percent In Legislators Salaries

In the wake of Coronavirus ringing the danger bells, the Karnataka State Assembly passed a crucial bill to cut the salaries and allowances of the members of the house by 30 percent.

The State assembly took this decision as a bid to increase the financial resources to combat the novel Coronavirus. The salaries and allowances of the Legislative members will face a pay cut for a year.

Karnataka exercise, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister JC Madhuswamy moved the Karnataka Legislature Salaries, Pensions, and Allowances and Certain Other Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020" bill to cut the salaries.

Talking about the changes in the salaries, the Minister said that with the new changes, an amount of between  16 crore to  18 crore is expected to be saved.

Arkalgud JD(S) MLA AT Ramaswamy appreciated the government's move in this regard and questioned how come the government gave its nod to hike the salaries of the judicial officers when the state is going tough a financial crisis with the pandemic outbreak.

The MLA alleged that the judicial officers in the state hiked their salaries and the state government gave a green signal for this with no option left.

Exercise, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister JC Madhuswamy responded to these allegations and replied that he cannot talk about this at the moment and will give a reply after gathering all the required information.
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