Vikash Sharma

 A day after Sarpanchs staged a massive demonstration in Bhubaneswar alleging lack of adequate remuneration and curtailment of power, the Odisha government on Tuesday announced a hike in the remuneration and other benefits for the Panchayati Raj representatives in the state.

As per the decision, Sarpanchs will now get Rs 10,000 instead of Rs 2,350 while Naib Sarpanchs will get Rs 4,000 instead of Rs 490. The daily allowance and sitting fees of Sarpanchs, Naib Sarpanch and ward members have been hiked to Rs 480 from the existing Rs 240 per day.

Similarly, the Zilla Parishad president will now get a monthly remuneration of Rs 30,000 from the existing Rs 9,380. Their daily allowance and sitting fee have also been hiked to Rs 600 from Rs 300.

Revised Remuneration & Allowance Of Other Representatives

Zilla Parishad vice-president’s remuneration has been hiked to Rs 20,000 from Rs 7040. They will get a daily allowance and sitting of Rs 600 instead of Rs 300.

The Zilla Parishad members’ remuneration has also been hiked to Rs 10,000 from the existing Rs 3530. Similarly, their daily allowance and sitting fee have been revised to Rs 600 from Rs 300.

The panchayat samiti chairman will now get a revised remuneration of Rs 15,000 instead of Rs 3,530; and, deputy chairman will get Rs 7,500 from the existing Rs 2,350.

The panchayat samiti members will now get a revised remuneration of Rs 7500. Earlier, they were getting a remuneration of Rs 2,350.

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