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COVID-19: Cabinet reduces salaries of MPs by 30% for a year, no MPLAD funds for 2 years

Cabinet reduces salaries of MPs by 30% for a year, no MPLAD funds for 2 years

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.

The Cabinet also approved the temporary suspension of the MPLAD (Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme) Fund during 2020-21 & 2021-22. The consolidated amount of MPLAD Funds for 2 years – Rs 7900 crores – will go to Consolidated Fund of India, declared Prakash Javadekar in the press briefing.

https://twitter.com/PIB_India/status/1247110983824207872

The minister also announced that 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.

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