Now the salary of MPs will be reduced by 30 percent, this important bill passed in Lok Sabha

The bill has been openly supported by most MPs. Along with this, MPs have demanded from the government that the MP fund should not be cut.

15th September, 2020

The Members of Parliament Pay, Allowance and Pension Bill has passed in the Lok Sabha today. Under this, for one year, the salary of MPs will be reduced by 30 percent. The bill has been openly supported by most MPs. Along with this, MPs have demanded from the government that the MP fund should not be cut.

When this bill was being passed in the Lok Sabha, during the discussion some MPs said that the government should take our full salary, but there should be no deduction on the MP fund. TMC MP Kalyan Banerjee said that the government will take our full salary through this bill, we have no problem and no MP will oppose it, but we should get the MP fund completely.

Along with this, another MP from TMC, Saugata Roy, during the discussion on this bill said that instead of 30% deduction, you can take our entire salary but there should be no deduction in MP fund. We work on the issues related to people in our areas with the help of this.

This step was taken in the midst of Corona crisis

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi today introduced the Salary, Allowance and Pension Amendment Bill 2020 of Members of Parliament in the Lok Sabha, which will replace the Salary, Allowance and Pension Ordinance 2020 of Members of Parliament. During this period, Prahlad Joshi said that the Corona epidemic has shown the importance of relief and assistance, so some drastic steps are needed to prevent the Corona epidemic from spreading, including this.

Significantly, on the very first day of the monsoon session that began on September 14, the government introduced five bills in the Lok Sabha. Despite opposition opposition to ordinances related to agricultural reforms, three bills were introduced. Apart from this, the government has also passed two bills from Lok Sabha.

Category: India: Politics

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Reported by:
Pankaj Prasad