4 months after salary hike, gov allowances also revised

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4 months after salary hike, gov allowances also revised


Revision of allowances done after a period of four years.

New Delhi: Four months after increasing salaries of governors, the Centre has now issued fresh guidelines for their allowances related to expenses on tours, hospitality, entertainment and furnishings. The revision of allowances of the governors has been done after a period of four years. Governors salaries were increased to Rs 3.5 lakh per month four months ago.

The home ministry in its notification said that the West Bengal governor will be entitled to the highest allowance Rs 1.81 crore for tour, hospitality, entertainment and other expenses. He will also get an additional allowance of Rs 80 lakh for renewal of furnishings and Rs 72.06 lakh for the maintenance of the two Raj Bhavans at Kolkata and Darjeeling.

Similarly, Tamil Nadu governor will get Rs 1.66 crore as allowances for tour, hospitality, entertainment and other expenses. Tamil Nadu governor has two Raj Bhavans in Chennai and Ooty respectively, will also get additional Rs 7.50 lakh as allowance for renewal of furnishings and Rs 6.5 crore as allowance for these two Raj Bhavans.

Salaries and allowances for the governors are given by the respective state governments. The Bihar governor will be paid Rs 1.62 crore as allowances for tour, hospitality, entertainment and other expenses while he would be paid an addition Rs 62 lakh as allowance for renewal of furnishings and rs 80.2 lakh as allowance for the maintenance of the Patna Raj Bhavan.

Similarly, Maharashtra governor will get Rs 1.14 crore as allowances for tour, hospitality, entertainment and other expenses, Rs 26.7 lakh as allowance for renewal of furnishings and Rs 1.8 crore as allowance for the maintenance of the three Raj Bhavans, located in Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur. Karnataka Governor will get Rs 1.05 crore as allowances for tour, hospitality, entertainment and other expenses, Rs 6.5 lakh as allowance for renewal of furnishings and Rs 38.2 lakh as allowance for the maintenance of the Raj Bhavan, located in Bengaluru. Rajasthan governor will get Rs 93 lakh as allowance for tour, hospitality, entertainment and other expenses.



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