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Salary of LGs hiked

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The salary of the Governors of Union Territories has been increased and made on a par with the emoluments of secretaries of the central

The decision has been taken at a meeting of the presided by here today.

The has given its nod for the revision of salary and allowances of Governors of Union Territories and it will be on a par with that of the to the of India, an official statement said.

The proposal for increasing the pay and allowances of LGs with effect from January 1, 2016 from Rs 80,000 per month plus dearness allowance, sumptuary allowance at the rate of Rs 4,000 per month and local allowances to Rs 2,25,000 plus dearness allowance, sumptuary allowance at the rate of Rs 4,000 per month and local allowancesat the same rate as applicable to the officers of the rank of to the central

It will be subject to the condition that the total emoluments (excluding sumptuary allowance and local allowances) shall not exceed the total emoluments drawn by the of a state, the statement said.

The decision came two months after had announced in his 2017-18 Budget that emoluments of the would be revised to Rs 5 lakh, Rs 4 lakh for the vice and to Rs 3.5 lakh per month for the governors.

The was getting Rs 1.50 lakh per month, the Rs 1.25 lakh and a Rs 1.10 lakh. After the implementation of the 7th Pay Commissions awards on 1 January 2016, the cabinet secretary, who is the top-most bureaucrat in the country, gets Rs 2.5 lakh per month and a in the draws Rs 2.25 lakh per month.

There are seven UTs in the country -- Delhi, Puducherry, and Nicober Islands, Laskhadweep, Chandigarh, Dadar and Nagar Haveli, and However, only Delhi, and and Nicober Islands have LGs Laskhadweep, Dadar and Nagar Haveli and have administrators while Chandigarh is governed by the Punjab

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 17:20 IST