Government proposes panel on MPs’ salaries

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The government has proposed to set up a special commission to recommend salaries and allowances of members of parliament, an official release said in New Delhi on Sunday.

The ministry of parliamentary affairs proposes the constitution of a three-member independent Emoluments Commission to recommend salaries and other allowances for MPs.

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The proposal is contained in the agenda notes prepared by the ministry for the two-day All India Whips’ Conference in Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh from 29 September. Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu will chair the conference, the release said.

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Chief whips and whips of various political parties in parliament and state legislatures will attend the conference and discuss establishing inter-party forums in legislatures for better coordination to enable effective functioning of legislative bodies.

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