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.