New Delhi. The war against Corona will now openly contribute to the 790 MPs of both houses and those sitting in the top constitutional posts of the country. For one year, thirty percent of all MPs’ salary will go to the fight against Corona. Every year the MP fund of Rs 5 crore to be given to every MP will also go to the Consolidated Fund of the government for two years.
The cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister has approved the ordinance to this effect. The ordinance comes into effect for a year from April 1, 2020. Immediately after this decision, the President, Vice President and Governors have also voluntarily announced a salary of thirty percent less for a year. Giving information about the cabinet decision, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Monday that everyone should contribute in the fight against Corona. In such a situation, if the MP fund stops for two years, then the government will get Rs 7900 crore.
This is obviously a big step to show the solidarity of the country, which includes everyone. Keep in mind that the Prime Minister is being repeatedly reminded that the fight will be prolonged. The whole world realizes how dangerous its economic impact will be. In this case, everyone’s role is important. First Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu was requested by MPs to give one crore rupees of MP fund. But now the entire MP fund for the financial years 2020-21 and 2021-22 will go to the government account.
Javadekar said that apart from MPs, the salary of the Prime Minister and Union Ministers will be 30 percent less. Keep in mind that the salary structure of Prime Minister and Union Ministers is different from the salary of MPs. The monthly salary of MPs is one lakh rupees and the parliamentary constituency has a monthly allowance of 70 thousand rupees and other allowances. The salary of MPs is determined by the law of Parliament. In such a situation, the decision to cut them will also be made through changes in the law. Therefore, the ordinance will be brought in the Parliament session.
The Ordinance to amend the Salary, Allowances and Pensions of Members of Parliament Act, 1954 has been approved which came into effect from the beginning of this month. Javadekar said that in view of the Corona crisis, the President, Vice President and all the governors have also voluntarily decided to take thirty percent less salary for the whole year.
Only PM Shah and Rajnath Singh were with PM at PM’s residence.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not only warning about social distancing in Corona. Rather, they are also giving examples themselves. In this order, on Monday, he held a cabinet meeting only through video conferencing. He was accompanied only by Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Defense Minister Rajnath Singh at the Prime Minister’s residence.
The rest of the ministers were linked to their respective homes. In the last cabinet meeting too, ministers were placed far and wide for social distance. The table was missing from the center and the ministers were placed back and forth at a distance of one meter.