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Mar 01, 2018
8:48AM

Cabinet clears proposal to enhance allowances of MPs


The Union Cabinet has approved Amendment to the Housing and Telephone Facilities Rules, Constituency Allowance  Rules and Office Expense Allowance Rules for members of Parliament.  

With this approval, the constituency allowance, furniture allowance and communication expenses of the MPs would go up considerably.  

The monetary ceiling of furniture at residence of Members of Parliament has been raised from Rs. 75,000 to Rs. One lakh per month while the Constituency Allowance has been increased from  Rs. 45,000 to Rs. 70,000  per month. 

Besides, the  Office Expense Allowance has been hiked to Rs. 60,000 per month from Rs. 45,000 earlier.  It will be effective from 1st of April this year. 

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