STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Greater Hyderabad municipal corporators want pay hike and swanky cars

If not fat salaries on a par with legislators, GHMC corporators are demanding modern cars, drivers, diesel, office boy and secretary.

Published: 16th February 2018 05:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th February 2018 05:50 AM   |  A+A-

money, currency, economy

If not fat salaries on a par with legislators, GHMC corporators are demanding modern cars, drivers, diesel, office boy and secretary.

Express News Service

HYDERABAD: If not fat salaries on a par with legislators, Greater Hyderabad municipal corporators are  demanding modern cars, drivers, diesel, office boy and secretary apart from a reasonable hike in their monthly honorarium and phone bill.They have been impressing on mayor Bonthu Rammohan and commissioner B Janardhan Reddy the advantage of providing these facilities to them at the earliest as these would help them work with more zeal and enthusiasm and deliver citizens services and address civic grievances more effectively.

Currently, the corporators get a monthly honorarium of `6,000 and a phone bill of Rs 4,000, totalling Rs 10,000 which many corporators view as a pittance and want a considerable hike in honorarium, phone bills and additional facilities.Nacharam corporator Shanthi Saizen Shekar, in a letter addressed to the commissioner, sought provision of a car, driver, diesel, office boy, secretary and higher monthly honorarium and phone bills. The chief minister has abnormally increased the monthly salaries, allowances and other perks of MLAs and MLCs whereas the municipal corporators are left in the lurch and continue to suffer.

More than the legislators, it is the corporators who are easily and always accessible to the local citizens at any given point of time. If any civic-related problem in the division is to be solved, the citizens first approach them. While travelling in their respective wards, they are incurring sizeable amount on transportation and other expenses, she explained.

Like her, many other corporators also seek the additional facilities besides an increase in the monthly honorarium and phone bills for better working.  Officials said that relating to monthly honorarium, the corporation had sent proposals to the government last year and a response is awaited. If the government takes a decision to increase the honorarium, GHMC will implement the orders. 

Not feasible
But it will not be easy for the government to raise the honorarium or perks as such a decision has to be implemented for all the 74 urban local bodies (ULBs)—municipal corporations, councils and nagar panchayats. Barring the GHMC, a majority of ULBs are in a very bad shape financially as they do not have income-generating sources barring property tax and a meagre support from the  government for developmental activities, they said. 


TAGS
GHMC 

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp