The Union Cabinet has given its nod on the salary hike and allowances of Lieutenant Governors of Union Territories. The current pay structure of a Lieutenant Governor includes a salary of Rs. 80,000 per month plus dearness allowance, sumptuary allowance at the rate of Rs. 4,000 per month and local allowances. This structure has been revised to Rs. 2,25,000 plus dearness allowance, a sumptuary allowance at the rate of Rs. 4,000 per month and local allowances which is at the same rate as applicable to the officers of the rank of secretary to the central government.
According to the official statement, the revision is subjected to the condition that the total emoluments, excluding sumptuary allowance and local allowance, shall not exceed the total emoluments of the Governor of the state.
This decision came after two months after the announcement of the revision in the salary of the President (revised to Rs. 5 lakh), Vice-President (revised to Rs. 4 Lakh), and Governors (revised to Rs. 3.5 Lakh).
Presently, the central government employees are getting basic pay according to the fitment formula of 2.57 of the basic salary. Fitment factor is a figure used by 7th CPC with which the basic pay in 6th CPC regime (i.e., Pay in Pay Band + Grade pay) is multiplied to fix basic pay in revamped pay structure.