New Delhi: Today is the fifth day of the monsoon session of Parliament. The 'Pay, Allowances and Pensions (Amendment) Bill 2020' has also been passed in the Rajya Sabha to cut the salaries of MPs by 30% to deal with the Corona pandemic. The Upper House also passed the Salaries and Allowances of Ministers (Amendment) Bill, 2020, which proposes to reduce the salaries and allowances of ministers by 30 per cent for a year.
Opposition members who participated in the discussion and urged the government to review its decision to suspend the Members of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) scheme for two years saying it was necessary to carry out development works in their respective constituencies. Minister of State for Home Affairs G. Kishan Reddy thanked him and said that the time is very fragile.
The government needs money in the war with the Corona epidemic. So, it should not be politicised. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi says, the decision to postpone the MP local area development scheme programme fund is temporary and the situation will be restored as soon as the situation improves. The Rajya Sabha today passed the Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2020, introduced by Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan. With the passage of this bill, the students of homoeopathy will be provided with quality as well as affordable medicines.