The urban development department today issued a GR with details of the amount of honorarium and grades of the local governing bodies.
For instance, the corporators of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) have got a 150 per cent hike in their monthly payout. As per the GR, the monthly honorarium of BMC corporators is increased to Rs 25,000 from the current Rs 10,000.
There are 232 corporators in BMC and their honorarium was finalised in 2010 and there has been a regular demand to hike it, the latest demand was made at the mayors conference in 2016, based on which the government has taken this decision, said officials from the UD department.
On the basis of rough calculations, the increased monthly outgo on honorarium will be nearly Rs 32 crore in the BMC.
The hike in the honorarium of corporators in the A class municipal corporations (Pune and Nagpur) has been hiked to Rs 20,000 from the existing Rs 7,500, this is a 166 per cent increase, while the payment of corporators of B class corporations (Thane, Nashik, Pimpri-Chinchwad) has been increased to Rs 15,000, up from Rs 7,500. The hike for these corporations is 100 per cent.
The C and D (Navi Mumbai, Kalyan-Dombivali, Aurangabad and Vasai- Virar ) will get a hike of 33 per cent in the honorarium, the corporator's salary in these corporation have been increased to Rs 10,000 from Rs 7500.
In all the 27 municipal corporations in the state, there are in all more than 2,700 corporators.