Pokhara, April 6
A meeting of the Province 4 assembly held today endorsed a bill related to the salary and perks for representatives of local levels.
As per the bill, mayor and deputy mayor of a metropolis will receive salaries of Rs 43,000 and Rs 38,000 respectively per month. Similarly, while Rs 35,000 and Rs 30,000 have been fixed for the mayor and deputy mayor of a municipality, chief and deputy chief of rural municipality will pocket Rs 31,000 and 26,000 respectively. As for the ward chairperson, the stipend ranges from 18,000 to 25,000 on the basis of the status of the local level.
The salary scale will come into effect once the act is implemented following its ratification by the province chief and its publication in gazette officially.
Discussion on the salary-related bill, along with one more related to the verification of public document, had started after Internal Affairs and Law Minister Hari Bahadur Chuman proposed the same at today’s meeting. Both the proposals were endorsed by the Provincial Parliament unanimously.
Various lawmakers, including Indralal Sapkota, Sarita Gurung, Dobate BK and Piyari Thapa, had taken part in the discussion.
A version of this article appears in print on April 07, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.