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Coronavirus Pandemic: Cabinet approves ordinance for 30% pay cut for all MPs for a year

The Cabinet also approved the move to temporarily suspend MPLADS Fund of MPs for two years – 2020-21 and 2021-22.

April 06, 2020 / 05:22 PM IST
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The Union Cabinet, on April 6,  approved an ordinance amending the Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament Act, 1954, to reduce the allowances and pension by 30% starting April 1, 2020 for a year.

Addressing a press conference, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said, "The President, Vice President, Governors of States have voluntarily decided to take a pay cut as a social responsibility. The money will go to Consolidated Fund of India."


The Cabinet also approved the move to temporarily suspend MPLADS Fund of MPs for two years – 2020-21 and 2021-22.


The Rs 10 crore from each MPLAD fund will now go to the Consolidated Fund of India for "managing health and the adverse impact of outbreak of COVID-19 in India".


"The consolidated amount of MPLAD Funds for two years – Rs 7900 crores – will go to Consolidated Fund of India," Javadekar said.
Moneycontrol News
first published: Apr 6, 2020 03:43 pm

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