Cabinet hikes MPs’ perks

August 23rd, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan Singh New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The union cabinet Monday further increased allowances of MPs by Rs.10,000 per month, comprising a hike of Rs.5,000 each in constituency and office expense allowances for parliamentarians. However, the three-fold salary hike raise remained unaltered.
The panel met here under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to reconsider and bring amendments to the MPs’ salary hike bill it had cleared last week.

It was severely opposed by parliamentarians who were demanding a 500 percent raise against the three-fold hike proposed by the government.

Sources told IANS that the panel gave its nod to propose a hike in non-taxable perks - constituency and office allowances - given to MPs.

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