Coronavirus : 30% Reduction in Salary of All MPs, MP Fund Postponed for Two Years
New Delhi : The central government, taking a major decision in the cabinet meeting, has announced that there will be a 30 per cent reduction in the salary allowance of the Prime Minister, ministers and MPs, also the MP fund has been postponed for two years. The money from the MP fund will be used in the fight against the coronavirus. After the cabinet meeting, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar gave this information in a press conference. He said that in view of the Covid-19 cabinet approved a 30 percent reduction in MP’s allowances, pension for one year. Prakash Javadekar told that the President, Vice President, Governors have voluntarily cut the salary, this money will go to the Consolidated Fund of India.
Cabinet approves temporary suspension of MPLAD Fund of MPs during 2020-21 & 2021-22 for managing health& adverse impact of outbreak of #COVID19 in India. The consolidated amount of MPLAD Funds for 2 years – Rs 7900 crores – will go to Consolidated Fund of India: Prakash Javadekar pic.twitter.com/Suy20pFLQi
— ANI (@ANI) April 6, 2020
Prakash Javadekar said that this cut will come into effect from 1 April 2020. He said that the President, the Vice-President and the Governors of many states have also voluntarily written letters for 30 percent reduction in salary. He said that the Prime Minister, ministers and MPs had offered their social responsibility themselves. In view of this, it was decided to cut the salary of MPs by 30 percent for one year.