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How can Nepali Political leaders raise their pay without evaluation ?


With political crisis and issues of political deadlock in the state restructuring and  reconstruction process the political leaders are not willing to move ahead of this golden opportunity of crisis by filling their pockets with public earned money.  Members of Parliament of Nepal have endorsed a bill to increase their own salary and perks. despite a wide spread criticism in social media and public the public Governance aspect of Nepal lack seriously in concern of people's voice and issues.

The speaker and parliamentarian on Sunday unanimously endorsed the bill to increase their own salary, perks and facility. Though there has been a practice of any new bill forward, to respective parliamentary panels to be studied  and make suggestions on the amendment proposals, the practice has been  unanimously endorsed by all for enactment.

The details of the te bill are the lawmakers will now receive Rs 1,000 for attending a House meeting or a parliamentary committee meeting. They will separately receive Rs 1,000 as transportation allowance to attend a meeting. So far, they were receiving Rs 200 as meeting allowances and Rs 150 as transport allowances.

They passed an additional amendment proposal to give it the retroactive authority so that they can receive the increased salary with effect from mid-July.

The endorsed bill has proposed increasing the basic salary of lawmakers from existing Rs 44,180 to Rs 55,230. Apart from the basic salary, the lawmakers draw additional amount for house rent, transport expenses and other perks and facilities. In total, their minimum monthly salary will be Rs 80,000 without including the meeting and transport allowances.

A lawmaker who regularly attends the full House meeting or a parliamentary committee meeting for 30 days a month will draw up to Rs 140,000.

The new bill has proposed providing Rs 15,000 as room furnishing allowance for a lawmaker. This amount is given for one time. They have also increased their insurance amount for their foreign trips.

Republic reports at a time when members of parliament are being criticized for lobbying to increase their perks and benefits, political parties are found to be collecting up to 50 percent of their monthly pay as levy. Additionally, political parties are found to be drawing money from their parliamentarians as donations for party's general convention as well as other functions.

Lawmakers are also paying as much as Rs 7,700 tax from their monthly salary, according to parliament secretariat. The levy for political parties goes directly to the bank accounts of the respective political parties from their monthly salary.
15 of the total 30 political parties are collecting levy from their lawmakers. Remaining 10 other political parties have single lawmaker in the parliament, and in most cases the lawmakers themselves head their respective political party.


This proves Nepal's political leaders are more politically aware about their rights than public issues and the public goveranace at local level is zero.


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