At the time when the local governments are drawing flack from all quarters for raising taxes and focusing on their personal benefits, yet another proposal has been tabled in Province 3 for increasing the allowance of the elected representatives.
A provincial assembly committee has tabled a proposal suggesting a monthly salary of speaker Rs 53,000 deputy speaker and leader of the main opposition party Rs 50,000 respectively on Sunday.
If the proposal endorse, the speaker will get Rs 70,000 per month, including other perks and benefits while the deputy speaker will get Rs 59,750 in total.
Likewise, a monthly allowance of Rs 49,000 has been proposed for chief whips of the ruling and opposition parties as well as the president of the federal affairs committee. Chief whips of other parties will get Rs 47,000 as monthly allowance if the proposal gets endorsed.
Similarly, the provincial assembly members will be entitled to get Rs 45,000 as per the proposal.
Members and officials of the provincial government will also be entitled to various other benefits, such as travel allowance and payment for their electricity and water bills.
2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident
HETAUDA — Two persons were killed and five others were seriously injured after a tractor fell off the road last evening at Panchpandav village in Bagmati Rural Municipality-4, Makawanpur.
Police said that 50-year-olds Hem Kumar Shrestha and Bakhat Rai of Hariharpur Rural Municipality in Sindhuli district lost their lives in the fatal accident.
Shrestha died on the spot while Rai breathed his last on the way to a hospital in Hetauda, police added. The tractor (Na 6 Ta 442) was heading to Sindhuli district from Phawarbari in Makawanpur by supplying construction materials.
Those seriously hurt in the incident are Shivamaya Magar, Shakti Rai, Mohan Rai, Krishna Rai and Tilak Rai. The incident site is near Makawanpur-Sindhuli border along Dharan-Chatara road section.