January 20, 2021

Invoice to chop MPs’ salaries by 30% to satisfy COVID exigencies launched in Lok Sabha

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

The Wage, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament (Modification) Invoice, 2020 seeks to exchange the Wage, Allowances And Pension of Members of Parliament (Modification) Ordinance, 2020.

“I rise to maneuver…to introduce the invoice additional to amend the Wage, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament Act, 1954,” Joshi mentioned and added that “I introduce the invoice”.

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

The ordinance had said that the coronavirus pandemic has proven the significance of expeditious aid and help and due to this fact, it was essential to take “sure emergency measures to forestall and include the unfold of this pandemic”.