The Maharashtra government has approved a hike in the monthly honorarium of corporators, based on the category of 27 civic bodies. The government has for the first time decided to determine honorarium for the corporators based on the category of the civic bodies. For Mumbai, the honorarium of a corporator has been hiked from Rs10,000 to Rs 25,000 — a rise of 150%.

The hike in the honorarium of corporators in the a class municipal corporations has been hiked to Rs 20,000, b class corporations to Rs 15,000 from Rs 7,500 and c and d categories to Rs 10,000 from Rs 7,500. 27 municipal corporations have benefited from this move but questions are being raised whether or not the Maharashtra corporators deserve a hike over mounting civic woes in Mumbai and corruption allegations.