- September 16, 2020
- Posted by: OptimizeIAS Team
- Category: DPN Topics
Lok Sabha passed a bill proposing a 30 percent salary cut in the salaries of MPs for one year
- Article 106 of the Constitution empowers MPs to determine their salaries and allowances by enacting laws.
- Till 2018, Parliament periodically passed laws to revise the salaries of MPs. In 2018 through the Finance Act, Parliament amended the law setting the salary for MPs. It revised their salary and provided that the salary, daily allowance, and pension of MPs shall be increased every five years, based on the cost inflation index provided under the Income-tax Act, 1961.
- Further, in 1985, Parliament enacted a law that delegated the power to set and revise certain allowances of MPs such as constituency allowance, office allowance, and housing allowance to the central government.