Government proposes panel on MPs’ salaries


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.

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.

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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