JAMMU: The State Administrative Council (SAC) led by Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday cleared a slew of proposals including hiking of honorarium for sarpanchs and panchs, days before the start of panchayat elections in Jammu & Kashmir.
The SAC also cleared “The Jammu and Kashmir Municipal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018”. This will allow election through secret ballot for the post of Mayors and Deputy Mayors of Municipal Corporations and post of Presidents and Vice Presidents of Municipal Councils/ Municipal Committees.
The SAC meeting was attended by the Governor’s Advisors BB Vyas, K Vijay Kumar, and Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, and by Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam.
The SAC decided that sarpanchs will be paid monthly honorarium of Rs 2,500 and Panchs will be paid Rs 1,000 honorarium per month.