Commission members in for windfall
Salaries of members in the Police and Public Service Commissions as well as the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery and Corruption are to be doubled.
Accordingly the salary of the full time Chairman of the Bribery Commission would be increased to Rs. 66,000 per month from the present Rs. 25,000 along with a fuel allowance of Rs. 14,400 making it a total of Rs. 80,400.
The Commission’s three members would be entitled to a salary of Rs. 65,000 from the present Rs. 20,000 as well as a fuel allowance of Rs. 12,000 making it a total of Rs. 77,000.
The full time chairmen of the National Police Commission and the Public Service Commission will get a monthly remuneration of Rs. 65,000 as well as a fuel allowance of Rs. 14,400 making it a total of Rs. 79,400 each.
They presently get a monthly allowance of Rs. 25,000 and a fuel allowance of Rs. 14,400.
The members of these two commissions would be entitled to a monthly allowance of Rs. 30,000 each, an increase of Rs. 10,000.
Fifty per cent of these increased allowances excluding the fuel allowance would be paid with effect from January 2006 and the full amount with effect from January this year.This is the first salary revision that the Chairman and members of the Bribery Commission have had since 1994.
A motion in support of this has been placed on the Order Book of Parliament and likely to be taken up for debate soon.