Salaries and Allowances of Officers of Parliament (Amendment) Act, 2008

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SALARIES AND ALLOWANCES OF OFFICERS OF PARLIAMENT (AMENDMENT) ACT, 20081

[ACT NO. 30 OF 2008]

[30th December, 2008]

An Act further to amend the Salaries and Allowances of Officers of Parliament Act, 1953 Be it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty-ninth Year of the Republic of India as follows:-

Prefatory Note-Statement of Objects and Reasons.

At present, the Chairman of the Council of States is paid a salary of Rs 40,000 per mensem. In view of the enchancement in the Salary and Allowances of

Members of Parliament and of officers of the Government of India based on the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission and also the amendments being proposed for raising the salary of the President of India and the Governors of States with effect from the 1st day of January, 2006, it is proposed that the salary of the Chairman of the Council of States be also raised to Rs 1,25,000 per month with effect from the 1st day of January, 2006 to ensure parity with the emoluments likely to be payable to the President of India and those likely to be payable to the Governor of a State.

2. The Bill seeks to achieve the above objects.

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1. Received the assent of the President on December 30, 2008 and published in the Gazette of India, Extra., Part II, Section 1, dated 31st December, 2008, p. 1, No. 39

1. Short title

This Act may be called the Salaries and Allowances of Officers of Parliament (Amendment) Act, 2008.

2. Amendment of Section 3 of Act 20 of 1953.

In Section 3 of the Salaries and Allowances of Officers of Parliament Act, 1953, in sub-section (1), for the words “forty thousand rupees”, the words “one lakh twenty-five thousand rupees” shall be substituted and shall be deemed to have been substituted with effect from the 1st day of January, 2006.