The Parliament voted today, by 62 votes, to reduce the Council Presidents’ MVR 23,000 salary by MVR 3,000, in line with the Public Accounts Committee’s recommendations.
Council Presidents will earn around MVR 20,000 under the amendments passed today, while their deputies would earn about MVR 15,000. Moreover, Atoll Council Presidents would receive MVR 28,000 and MVR 13,000 will be paid to members of the council.
Further, Mayors would earn MVR 40,000 while Deputy Mayors would earn about MVR 35,000. City Councilors will receive approximately MVR 30,000.