AAP Admits Giving Official Perks To Party Members

01/07/2015 9:53 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) president Arvind Kejriwal (C) and fellow AAP ministers Sandeep Kumar, (L), Asim Ahmed Khan (2L), Satyendra Jain (3L), Gopal Rai, (3R), Manish Sisodia (2R) and Jitender Singh Tomar (R) greet supporters during his swearing-in ceremony as Delhi chief minister in New Delhi on February 14, 2015. Arvind Kejriwal promised to make Delhi India's first corruption-free state and end what he called its 'VIP culture' as he was sworn in as chief minister before a huge crowd of cheering supporters . AFP PHOTO / PRAKASH SINGH (Photo credit should read PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi today admitted that a few party members were getting benefits like official house and cars.

In a reply to BJP MLA O.P. Sharma’s question, government said that these members have been appointed as co-terminus staff with it.

Government in its reply said that Bibhav Kumar, private secretary to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Aswathi Muralidharan, joint secretary to Chief minister, have been allotted houses. The government also said the salary of these staff, who are in the grade pay of Rs8,700, equivalent to senior IAS officers.

Apart from 17 co-terminus staff, eight contractual staffs are hired and their salaries range from Rs60,000 to Rs1.15 lakh. There are two advisors who work on the salary of Rs1 per month.

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