[ACT No. 20 OF 1953]
[16th May, 1953]
An Act to provide for the salary and allowances of certain officers of Parliament.
BE it enacted by Parliament as follows: –
In this Act “officer of Parliament” means any of the following officer, namely, the Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Council of States and the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker of the House of the People.
3. Salaries of officers of Parliament.
There shall be paid to the Chairman and the Speaker a salary of two thousand two hundred and fifty rupees per mensem, and to the Deputy Chairman and the Deputy speaker a salary of two thousand rupees per mensem.
4. Residence for offices of Parliament.
Each officer of Parliament shall be entitled without payment of rent to the use of a furnished residence throughout his term of office and for a period of fifteen days immediately thereafter, and no charge, shall fall on the officer personally in respect of the maintenance of such residence.
Explanation. For the purposes of this section, “residence” includes the staff quarters and other buildings appurtenant thereto and the garden thereof and “maintenance” in relation to a residence includes the payment of local rates and taxes and the provision of electricity and water.
5. Sumptuary allowance to the Chairman and the Speaker.
There shall be paid to the Chairman and the Speaker a sumptuary allowance of five hundred rupees per mensem.
6. Travelling and daily allowances to officers of Parliament.
(1) Subject to any rules made in this behalf under section 11, an officer of Parliament shall be entitled to –
(a) Travelling allowances for himself and the members of his family and for the transport of his and his family’s effects-
(i) In respect of the journey to Delhi from his usual place of residence outside Delhi for assuming office and
(ii) In respect of the journey from Delhi to his usual place of residence outside Delhi on relinquishing office; and
(b) Travelling and daily allowances in respect of tours undertaken by him in the discharge of his official duties, whether by sea, land or air.
(2) Any travelling allowance under this section may be paid in cash or free official transport may be provided in lieu thereof.
7. Medical facilities to officers of Parliament.
Subject to any rules made in this behalf under section 11, an officer of Parliament and the members of his family shall be entitled free of charge to accommodation in hospitals maintained by the Government and also to medical treatment.
8. Advances to officers of Parliament for purchase of motor-cars.
There may be paid to any officer of Parliament by way of a repayable advance such sum of money as may be determined by rules made in this behalf under section 11 for the purchase of a motor-car in order that he may be able to discharge conveniently and efficiently the duties of his office.
9. Officers of Parliament not to draw salary or allowances as members of Parliament.
No Officer of Parliament in receipt of a salary or allowance under this Act shall be receive any sum out of funds provided by Parliament by way of salary or allowance in respect of his membership of either House of Parliament.
10. Notification respecting appointment, etc., of officers of Parliament to be conclusive evidence thereof.
The date on which any person because or ceased to be an officer of Parliament shall be published in the Official Gazette and any such notification shall be conclusive evidence of the fact that he became, or ceased to be, an officer, of Parliament on that date for all the purpose of this Act.
11. Power to make rules.
(1) The Central Government may in consultation with the Chairman and the Speaker, make rules for carrying out the purposes of this Act.
(2)All rules made under this Act shall be laid before both Houses of Parliament as soon as may be after they are made.