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    No work No pay does not apply to Members of Parliament in India

    Members of Parliaments are Public Servants. The MP's draw a salary of Rs.190,000 pm [Salary 100000+Constituency allowance :Rs. 45000+Parliament Office Allowance : Rs.45,000). In addition to this they also draw Parliament session allowance : 2000/- per day. The MP's will also eligible for pension of Rs.25,000/- pm. Further they are will also be eligible for additional Rs.2500/- per month for every year in excess of 5 years.

    The salary of an employee working private or Public , Govt sectors are linked to their attendance. In the event of their absence they are not eligible to draw salary unless the same is authorized leave. Whereas MP's draw their salary even without attending any session.Generally parliament sessions held thrice a year i.e Budget, Monsoon, and winter. The 16th Loksabha functioned less than 2000 hours.

    Is it morally correct on the part of MP's to draw salary when they absent themselves during the Parliamentary sessions.
  • #664644
    This doesn't make any sense once they are elected to as an MP or the member of the Rajya Sabha. Even the case that their salaries may get effected due to their attendance this would hardly matters to them due to the reason that their main source of income remain from somewhere else.

  • #664645
    When they fix their own emoluments keeping in mind the overall condition of the country, we cannot expect them to think of these things. For every job in any organization, there is accountability. The employees, government or private are answerable to their respective bosses about each task. In parliament, who cares if you have the majority? The opposition will shout and even try to stall the proceedings of the house on certain occasions forgetting their responsibilities towards the nation and people.

    In recent times, I have heard only Mr Arun Jaitley, the finance minister, talking about the justification of LPG subsidies to parliamentarians. He himself gave up using subsidised LPG cylinders and many parliamentarians followed suit. The time has come to think about it. Payment of parliamentarians must commensurate the days they work. They are not above the law which many of them still think.


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  • #664651
    They are their bosses. No one is there to question them. They decided on their salaries. They framed all the rules and regulations. They are the rule makers. So it is not possible that No work No rule will apply to them.
    MPs and MLAs are no more free service lenders. They are not taking any honorariums. They are taking salaries. They will be eligible for pensions also.
    The AP Opposition leader Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy never attended Assembly during the period. But he got full payment. Many actors who turned politicians became MLAs in AP and Telangana. After becoming MLAs also they participate in TV shows as anchors and earn a lot of money. A teacher taking tuitions is not legal. But these people will never work and they take huge amounts as salaries. But that amount may be a peanut for them before the other incomes they are getting.

    always confident

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