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Saturday, August 21, 2010 12:07:00 PM, Agencies

Cabinet clears salary hike of MPs

The Union Cabinet on Friday approved a bill to hike MPs’ salary from current Rs 16,000 to Rs 50,000. The decision comes few days after the Union Cabinet deferred its decision on the proposed    »

New Delhi: Hours after the Union Cabinet cleared a 300 per cent salary hike, from Rs. 16,000 to Rs. 50,000, for members of Parliament and doubled their perks on Friday, they appeared to be a dissatisfied lot and stalled the Lok Sabha proceedings thrice during the day, demanding more money.

The Cabinet on Friday had approved the Bill seeking a three-fold increase in the basic salary of MPs, it fell short of Rs. 80,001 recommended by a joint parliamentary committee which stated that an MP should get at least Re. 1 more than the top Central government bureaucrats.

This was enough to trigger an uproar and protests in the House by members of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Samajwadi Party (SP), Akali Dal, Janata Dal (United), Shiv Sena and Bahujan Samaj Party.

The loud protest was led by RJD chief Lalu Prasad and SP president Mulayam Singh, who termed the hike as “minimal,” and demanded that the proposed increase by the Cabinet be taken back and recommendations of the parliamentary panel be implemented. They barged into the well of the House, raising slogans. Mr. Prasad charged the government with “insulting the MPs with minimal raise.”

Initially, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar pleaded with the protesting MPs to let the Question Hour proceed and asked them to raise the issue during Zero Hour, but adjourned the House till 12 noon when they did not heed to her request. The scene was no different when the Lok Sabha reassembled, forcing another adjournment till 2 p.m.

When the House met for the post-lunch session, Deputy Speaker Karia Munda was in the Chair and the protestors once again trooped inside the well. However, He continued with the legislative business, and the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2010, moved by Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, was passed in the din without any discussion. Mr. Munda then adjourned the House for the day.





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