New Delhi, April 7: President Ram Nath Kovind approved the Ordinance amending the Salary, Allowances & Pension of MP Act, 1954 reducing allowances and pension by 30 percent w.e.f. 1st April 2020 for a year.
Each MP will also now forfeit Rs 27,000 per month from out of Constituency Allowance and Office Allowance, according to a government statement. Joint Committee of Parliament in consultation with the government recommends 30 percent cut in Constituency Allowance of Rs 70,000 pm which comes to Rs 21,000 adding “Out of Rs 60,000 of Office Allowance per month, each MP will now get Rs 14,000 towards stationery as against Rs 20,000 earlier.
Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla accepted the recommendations of the Joint Committee and the cut becomes effective from April 1.