Published On: Tue, Sep 15th, 2020

Lok Sabha passes bill to cut salaries of MPs by 30 per cent

New Delhi, Sep 15 (PTI) Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed a bill to reduce for one year the salaries of MPs by 30 per cent “to meet the exigencies arising out of COVID-19 pandemic”.

“The scope of the Bill is regarding 30% reduction in salary of members. I thank all the members who have supported it. This is unprecedented”, says Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi.

The Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament (Amendment) Bill, 2020 was introduced in the Lower House on Monday.

It will replace the Salary, Allowances And Pension of Members of Parliament (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020.

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

Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by The Sen Times staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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