Double MPs’ salary, allowances soon: parliament panel members to Govt

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Several members in a parliamentary panel have pitched for quick implementation of the Centre’s proposed move to double salary and allowances of MPs and insisted that report of any Government-constituted committee on the matter must be channelled through it.

At a meeting of the Joint Committee on Salaries and Allowances of Members of Parliament yesterday, a number of MPs favoured routing of report of any independent mechanism, being set up to review salary and allowances of MPs, through the panel, which draws its power from Parliament, sources said.

They said before the report is handed over to the Government it should be vetted by the committee.

The members also insisted their pay and perks should be equal to that of the Cabinet Secretary, they said. (AGENCIES)

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