News National Central Government to cut 30% Salaries, pensions of MP's for 1 year

Central Government to cut 30% Salaries, pensions of MP’s for 1 year

Salaries of MP to cut down
Prakash Javadekar during Press Conference

In these tough times of Nation Wide lockdown Government of India issued an order to cut down the salaries, pension and allowances of Members of Parliament (MP’s) by 30% including Prime Minister Narendra Modi for one year.

Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar informed the media about this ordinance in his press conference today.

Prakash Javadekar said in a conference that Cabinet approves Ordinance amending the Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament Act, 1954 reducing ‘salary’ by 30% w.e.f. 1st April, 2020 for a year.

The President, Vice President and all the Governors have also decided to take a 30 percent cut in their salaries for a year.

He also informed that “The Cabinet also decided to cancel allocation of Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) funds. MPLADS will be ‘suspended for two years, 2020-21 and 2021-22”.

Ahmed Patel, Congress MP (Rajya Sabha) has also welcome thia decision to cut the salaries of MP’S.

Apart from this Ahmed Patel also has a suggestion for government he said in a tweet “Apart from cutting salaries of MP’s and Ministers , the Central Government can save more than Rs 20,000 cr by scrapping the Central Vista redevelopment project & cutting down on non Covid19 publicity expenses”.

Aditya Raj
Writer & Co-founder of InfotOnline.

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