DELHI: After wasting 55 hours in the parliament and resorting to disruption tactics that cost the nation Rs 380 cr., it seems that our elected representatives are still not satisfied. The elected representatives have demanded a salary hike that is estimated to cost around 317 cr.
The proposal has been put before the finance ministry to increase salaries to Rs 2.8 lakh per month. If the proposal is accepted then our Netas would get a salary of Rs 1,00,000 along with an allowance of Rs 90,000 and Rs 35,000 as pension.
Despite additional perks such as car loan, home loan, toll tax already being availed, the members have demanded this ‘preposterous’ hike.
The rationale being given by the Netas is that they have other areas to spend on and a pay hike may be able to fulfil that need. Also, they have claimed that their resources are very limited when it comes to their own research and secretarial staff’s payments and expenses.
After almost wasting two parliamentary sessions—monsoon and winter—and wasting crores of the tax payers’ money, the Netas seem to have no regrets and instead are concerned only about their personal wants and needs.