Bill to chop MPs’ salaries by 30 per cent to fulfill COVID exigencies launched in Lok Sabha


New Delhi, September 14

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi on Monday launched in Lok Sabha a invoice that seeks to scale back for one yr the salaries of Members of Parliament by 30 per cent “to meet the exigencies arising out of COVID-19 pandemic”.

The Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament (Amendment) Bill, 2020, seeks to exchange the Salary, Allowances And Pension of Members of Parliament (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020.

“I rise to move…to introduce the bill further to amend the Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament Act, 1954,” Joshi stated and added that “I introduce the bill”.

The ordinance was cleared by the Cabinet on April 6 and promulgated on April 7.

The ordinance had acknowledged that the coronavirus pandemic has proven the significance of expeditious aid and help and due to this fact, it was essential to take “certain emergency measures to prevent and contain the spread of this pandemic”. PTI

 



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