|Honorarium hiked for panchayat members|
GANGTOK, May 15 - The Sikkim government has substantially hiked the monthly honorarium of zilla and gram panchayat members with effect from April 2018, officials said.
A state Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pawan Chamling on Saturday decided to hike the monthly honorarium of the zilla panchayat members and gram panchayat sabhapati from Rs 4,800 to Rs 10,000, they said.
The honorarium of gram panchayat up-sabhapati (deputy chairperson) has also gone up from Rs 4,000 to Rs 9,500.
The honorarium of gram panchayat members has also been raised to Rs 9,000 per month against the earlier sum of Rs 3,200.
Sikkim has 113 Zilla panchayat members and 1,040 gram panchayat members. – PTI