Wednesday, September 1, 2010

MPs salary bill cleared

The Rajya Sabha cleared the bill raising the salaries of MP's to Rs. 50,000 a month frm Rs. 16,000. The constituency and office expenses allowance was dooubled to Rs. 40,000 a month. The bill was passed by the Lok sabha recently. CPIM members walked out of the hall protesting against this, reports The Hindu.

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NEW DELHI: The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed the Bill raising the salaries of its members to Rs.50,000 a month from Rs.16,000 and doubling the constituency and office expenses allowance to Rs.40,000 a month. With this, Parliament gave its approval to the Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament (Amendment) Bill, 2010, passed by the Lok Sabha earlier.

Communist Party of India (Marxist) members, including Sitaram Yechury and Brinda Karat, and D. Raja (Communist Party of India) walked out of the House protesting the manner in which the hike was being effected with MPs giving themselves a raise and the absence of an independent mechanism to take a view on it.

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