Kathmandu Mayor, Deputy dissatisfied with their salary

R-L: Mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya and Deputy Mayor Hari Prabha Khadgi

Kathmandu, July 12

Elected people’s representatives in Kathmandu Metropolitan City have expressed their dissatisfaction over their salary.

Therefore, through a municipal council meeting, they have urged the Province 3 government to increase their facilities and services ‘keeping the inflation in mind’.

A ward official said that they would not accept any services and facilities until their demands were met.

The provincial government has set the Mayor’s monthly salary to Rs 46,000. But the metropolis has demanded that it be increased to Rs 55,000.

Similarly, the metropolis has proposed to increase the salary of deputy mayor and ward chair to Rs 48,000 and Rs 40,000, respectively.

The source informed that the proposal to increase the salary of ward member to Rs 20,000 had been sent to the provincial government. The ward members receive Rs 7,000 every month now.

“The ward members cannot reach people’s doorsteps with Rs 7,000 as the amount is too low. The government must adjust the price to a respectable amount,” he said.

However, officials of Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration said, “If we increase the salary as per their demand, other local governments will also get influenced for the same. They are finding the salary too low because they have invested huge amount during elections.”

Published on July 12th, Thursday, 2018 12:25 PM

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