New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Monday introduced a bill to cut MPs' salaries by 30 per cent for a year, which will be used to fight the situation caused by the corona pandemic. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi introduced the Salary, Allowances Amendment Bill 2020 of Members of Parliament in the Lok Sabha which will replace the Salaries, Allowances and Allowances Ordinance 2020 of Members of Parliament.
Joshi said that "He is presenting a bill to change the salaries, allowances Act 1954 of the Members of Parliament. The ordinance was approved by the Cabinet on April 6 and was implemented on 7th April. The ordinance said that the global pandemic coronavirus has demonstrated the importance of accelerated relief and help and therefore some emergency decisions need to be taken to prevent the spread of the pandemic".
The government had introduced five bills in the Rajya Sabha on Monday on the first day of the monsoon session of Parliament. Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityananda Rai had placed the Salaries and Allowances of Ministers (Amendment) Bill, 2020 before the House. Health Minister Harsh Vardhan introduced the Epidemic Diseases Amendment Bill, 2020. When the bill is passed, it will replace the ordinance issued this year which deals with the safety of health workers. The health minister had also introduced 2 bills and the Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri had introduced a bill.