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MPs get a 30% cutoff in their salary

By Kunika Chaudhary

The monsoon session is the only hope for the citizens where they will get all the required answers regarding the policies and amendments. The second and third days were filled with numerous questions and amendments.

On the second day of the monsoon session, there were several questions that were answered by the dignitaries and present members. Bollywood drug probe was also discussed where one known actor, Ravikishan, threw light on the situation and where a senior talented actress and member of parliament, Jaya Bachchan, told everyone why the government should stand by the entertainment industry. We also met with a situation where almost 25 members and more than 40 workers we're found infected with COVID-19.

By looking at the current pandemic situation, the Lok Sabha passed the Salary, Allowances, and Pension of the Members of Parliament (Amendment) Bill, 2020, according to which they will get their salaried reduced for one year by 30 percent “to meet the exigencies” arising out of this pandemic situation.

Nirmala Sitharaman, the Finance Minister of India presented The Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2020 for consideration in Lok Sabha on Wednesday. The Minister also added that the amendment is important to protect the depositor's interest and they are trying to bring this amendment to protect the depositors because of some unfortunate situations where deposited has to go through difficulties.

On the first day, India's Union health minister Harshvardhan claimed that the lockdown prevented about 14 to 29 lakh COVID-19 cases and 37,000-78,000 deaths in the nation. Congress leader Anand Sharma found this as an opportunity to ask the government to explain the facts of the claim. Parliament also approved a bill by the mode of the vote in Rajya Sabha to accord the significance of an institution of national importance to a Jamnagar-based cluster of Ayurveda institutes. The Bill – ‘The Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill, 2020′. This session will be full of bills and policies as expected.

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