About 25 legislators of the Karnataka Assembly have submitted a memorandum to the Speaker appealing that the state double their salaries. The legislators are demanding close to Rs.1 lakh per month as salary and allowances.
Currently the Karnataka legislators draw a monthly fixed salary of Rs 65,000, in addition to other allowances. Legislators enjoy fringe benefits like a constituency traveling allowance of Rs 25,000 per month, daily allowance of Rs 1,000 per day for attending any meeting within the state, and Rs 1,500 for meetings outside the state.
They are also entitled to a traveling allowance of Rs 20 per km irrespective of mode of journey or fixed traveling allowance of Rs 1,500 for attending each such meeting in lieu of traveling allowance calculated on the basis of distance traveled in kms.
The salaries of the elected representatives were last revised in 2011