Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday briefed media after Cabinet meeting where he said that members of Parliament including Union Ministers will be given 30 per cent less salary for a year.
The Cabinet has approved ordinance amending the salary, allowances and pension of Members of Parliament Act, 1954, reducing their salary, allowances and pension by 30 per cent.
“The President, the Vice President, the Governors of the States have also voluntarily decided to take a pay cut as a social responsibility. The money will go to the Consolidated Fund of India,” added Javadekar.
“As part of our social responsibilities towards our citizens, Prime Minister, Union Cabinet Ministers and every MP agreed to cut their salary by 30 per cent for a year,” he said.
Also MPLAD Fund of MPs during 2020-21 and 20201-22 will be temporarily suspended in order to manage health and the adverse impact of coronavirus.
“The consolidated amount of MPLAD Funds for two years- Rs 7,900 crore- will go to the Consolidated Fund of India,” he added.