Pune: The sky-rocketing price-rise finally made the state government to hike the honorarium of 162 elected and five nominated corporators of Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) from Rs 7,500 per month to Rs 20,000. A government resolution in this regard was issued on Saturday by the state urban development department.
Since the PMC adopted four-member panel system from civic elections 2017, there are total 162 elected members and five nominated members. The PMC has to pay Rs 7,500 honorarium to each member every month. The PMC will have to spend Rs 12,52,500 to pay the honorarium.
But with the introduction of hike in the honorarium, henceforth the PMC will have to spend total Rs 33.40 lakh for paying the honorarium to the civic body members.
While taking the decision regarding to hike the honorarium, the state government cited that last time the honorarium was increased was during 2010. But on the backdrop of spiraling prices the hike in honorarium was in the consideration of the state government and the decision was taken accordingly.
While increasing the honorarium of PMC corporators, the state government hiked the honorarium of elected members of all the other municipal corporations including Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation and Brihanmumbai Municpal Corporation also.
The PCMC has total 128 elected corporators and five nominated corporators. As the PCMC is having B rating the elected members will have Rs 15,000 honorarium per month.
The revised honorarium for the corporators of municipal corporation having A+ rating has been finalised at Rs 25,000 per month while for A rating municipal corporations the honorarium will be now Rs 20,000 per month. At the same time honorarium of Rs 15,000 and Rs 10,000 have been fixed for the municipal corporations having B, C and D rating respectively.