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President, PM, Vice President to take 30 per cent pay cut for a year to help fight COVID-19

All MPs will also take the pay cut. The funds would be transferred to the consolidated fund of India amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

Published: 06th April 2020 04:36 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th April 2020 04:36 PM   |  A+A-

PM Narendra Modi with President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on 24 May 2019. The Prime Minister tendered his resignation along with the Union Council of Ministers. (Photo | PTI)

PM Narendra Modi with President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. (File Photo | PTI)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and members of Parliament would take a 30 per cent salary pay cut for a year, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar said on Monday.

The governors of states have also volunteered to take the pay cut as a ‘social responsibility’, said Javadekar.  

The funds would be transferred to the consolidated fund of India amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

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The Cabinet has promulgated an ordinance to this effect.

The ordinance will reduce the allowances and pension by 30 per cent with effect from April 1, 2020.

The Rs 5 crore MP-LAD fund will be suspended for the next two years (2020-21 and 2021-22) and the amount for each MP would be transferred to the fund to help fight the crisis, said Javadekar.

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