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Bill likely to raise MPs' salary, allowances

delhi Updated: Jun 24, 2010 00:08 IST
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The government is planning to bring a Bill in the Monsoon session of Parliament next month to raise the salaries of MPs as also some allowances in the wake of a Standing Committee report recommending five-fold increase in the salaries of the law makers to Rs 80,000.

"The report of the Standing Committee has been received. It is under the consideration of the government. It is formulating its views and hopes to bring the Bill in the next session," Parliamentary Affairs minister Pawan Kumar Bansal told PTI.

Reports have said that besides increase in salary, the other proposals include raising the daily allowance from Rs 1000 to Rs 2000 when Parliament is in session. Office expense allowances are also recommended to be increased substantially so also their constituency allowance.

Among the proposals is also 34 free flights for the members to ensure that they remain in touch with their electorate.

Bansal, however, insisted that "no decision" has so far been taken on these recommendations and government was considering them.