Sunday, August 27, 2006

Taking a Hike

The Union Cabinet on Friday decided to substantially increase the salaries and allowances of members of Parliament. The total package is estimated to cost the exchequer Rs. 60 crores a year. Priyanranjan Dasmunshi described the increases as being a measure to improve the efficiency of the MPs in discharging their responsibilities. - The Hindu, 20 August 2006
The Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament (Amendment) Bill, 2006, which was introduced Tuesday, was passed by a voice vote with Left parties opposing its passage, saying that it was an embarrassment for the MPs to decide their own salaries. -, 23 August 2006

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