Ordinance passed to cut salaries of MPs, ministers by 30% to fund Covid-19 battle

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Srinagar

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said on April 6 that the Cabinet has approved an Ordinance to reduce salaries of all MPs, including Prime Minister and Cabinet, by 30% for one year.

President, Vice-President and all Governors have voluntarily decided to reduce salaries by 30% for one year, he said.

The savings will go into the consolidated fund of India, he added.

MPLAD will be suspended for two years (2020-21 and 2021-22) and the amount will go to the consolidated fund of India. This will be ₹7,900 crore in total, said Javadekar.

This entire amount will be used to fight COVID-19, newspaper The Hindu quoted the Minister as having said.

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