New Delhi: The Union Cabinet has approved 30 percent salary cut for MPs with effect from April 1 for a year. The ordinance also suspended MPLADS.
Reports said the President, Vice President, and Governors have also voluntarily decided to take a pay cut as a social responsibility. The money will go to the Consolidated Fund of India, the report added.
The Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said, “The Cabinet has approved a motion to suspend the Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) for two years (2020-21 and 2021-22).
This amount will also go to the Consolidated Fund of India to fight coronavirus.
The PM CARES has been set up for relief efforts and the purse strings of the government are being tightened following the health emergency.
Congress leader Ahmed Patel has lauded the government’s effort to help the citizens in difficult times.