MPs to receive more allowances from January 2017

MPs to receive more allowances from January 2017

MPs to receive more allowances from January 2017

Written by Keshala Dias

05 Dec, 2016 | 10:15 pm

The proposal to increase MPs’ allowances from January 1,  2017, has been included in the order paper in Parliament.

Incidentally, it took less than a month for the cabinet of ministers to approve this proposal and enter it into the order paper.

As per the proposal included in the order paper by the Minister of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media, each member of Parliament will receive Rs.100,000 per month, from January 1, to cover the cost of maintaining an office.

In addition, the attendance allowance of Rs.500 paid to each MP for attending a sitting of parliament, has been increased to Rs.2,500.

This proposal too has received cabinet approval.

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