30% Cut In Perks, Pension For MPs; MPLADS Funds Suspended For 2 Years

Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar - Sakshi Post

NEW DELHI: 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 move to suspend MPLADS Scheme for 2 years. i.e. 2020-21 and 2021-22.

The Rs 10 crore from each MPLAD fund will now go to the consolidated fund of India. Rs ,7900 Crore from MPLAD scheme will now go to Consolidated Fund of India.

The President, Vice President, Governors of States have also voluntarily decided to take a pay cut as a social responsibility .

This was stated by Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar who addressed the media after a meeting of the Central Cabinet Meeting on Monday.


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