Independent commission salary increases

Parliament will discuss this week increasing the remuneration and allowances paid to the chairpersons and members of five independent commissions.

Resolutions for the salary increases will be taken up for debate on Tuesday. The commissions are the Public Service Commission; the National Police Commission; the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery and Corruption; the Human Rights Commission, and the National Education Commission.

The full-time chairmen of four of the commissions will be paid Rs. 65,000 a month and will receive a monthly fuel allowance of Rs. 14,400. The monthly remuneration of members of three of the commissions will be Rs30,000.

The exceptions are the Bribery Commission and the National Education Commission.

The Bribery Commission chairman will get a monthly of Rs. 66, 000 and a fuel allowance of Rs. 14,400, while Bribery Commission members will receive a monthly remuneration of Rs 65, 000 and a fuel allowance of Rs. 12,000. The National Education Commission vice-chairman will receive a salary of Rs. 50, 000 per month and a fuel allowance of Rs. 12, 000. The resolutions with regard to the salary and allowance increases have been pending for close on two years.

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