The one elected member in the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) will no longer be able to enjoy benefits and allowances such as that of an office car and residential accommodation.
The proposal to amend the NDMC Act 1994 tabled in the civic body’s council meeting last week was approved by the members on Friday.
The amendment comes in the wake of the Home and the Law ministries examining a proposal to grant voting right and council member status to the MP whose constituency wholly or partly comprises New Delhi area and who presently only enjoys the status of a ‘special invitee’ in the Council as opposed to the council members who enjoy voting rights.
Member of Legislative Assembly Karan Singh Tanwar is the lone elected member in the NDMC.
The home ministry has been advised by the law ministry that the inclusion of the MP as a council member may have an impact on the Parliament (Prevention of Disqualification) Act 1959 due to which an amendment has been recommended by it in the NDMC Act, 1994.