It’s Official: MPs To Receive 30% Less Salary For A Year To Meet COVID Exigencies
New Delhi: This is a piece of news that will warm the hearts of those who are dissatisfied with elected representatives who fail to keep the promises they make before winning in elections. Salaries of Member of Parliament (MPs) will be cut by 30 per cent for a period of one year “to meet the exigencies arising out of COVID-19 pandemic”.
Rajya Sabha passed the Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament (Amendment) Bill, 2020 on Friday to this effect. Lok Sabha had already approved of the amended bill on Tuesday.