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No Salary Increase Proposed For MPs

But hike in allowances recommended by Emoluments Committee   Parliamentarians will not receive a salary hike because the country is still recovering from Tropical Cyclone Winston. But sitting allowances have
27 Sep 2016 10:18
No Salary Increase Proposed For MPs
Opposition MP Aseri Radrodro with Government Whip Ashneel Sudhakar at Parliament yesterday.Photo:Vilimoni Vaganalau.

But hike in allowances recommended by Emoluments Committee

 

Parliamentarians will not receive a salary hike because the country is still recovering from Tropical Cyclone Winston.

But sitting allowances have been given big increases.

For example, current $150 a day for accommodation and meals will now go to $350 for those living beyond 30km from meeting venue and $30 per meal.

Standing Committee sitting allowance has been raised from $80 a day to $200 (including assistant ministers).

The proposed changes will have to be approved by Parliament.

The details are in a report, tabled in Parliament yesterday, of a Special Committee on Emoluments.

Committee chairman Brij Lal said: “We have seen the hardships faced by the MPs thus far and these adjustments are necessary to ensure that they are given adequate support in the pursuit of their duties.”

Edited by Nemani Delaibatiki

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