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Salary, Allowances And Pension Of Members Of Parliament (Amendment) Bill, 2020

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  • September 19, 2020
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Salary, Allowances And Pension Of Members Of Parliament (Amendment) Bill, 2020

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Policies and interventions; Parliament

In news

  • Lok Sabha unanimously passed the Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament (Amendment) Bill, 2020.
  • The Bill will replace the Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament (Amendment) Ordinance which was promulgated in April, 2020.

Key takeaways

  • The Bill seeks to reduce the salaries of MPs and the sumptuary allowance of Ministers by 30%. 
  • It also seeks to reduce the constituency allowance and office expenses allowance of MPs.
  • The Bill makes these changes effective for a period of one year, effective from 1st April, 2020.

Important value additions

  • The Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament Act, 1954 provides for the salary, allowances and pension of Members of Parliament.
  • Article 106: The members of either House of Parliament shall be entitled to receive such salaries and allowances as may from time to time be determined by Parliament by law.

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