Oath or affirmation of MP’s

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Oath or affirmation

A of Member of Parliament (M.P.) takes the following Oath:

He shall:

  1. Bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of India.
  2. Uphold the sovereignty and integrity of India.
  3. He will faithfully discharge his duty.

 

  1. As soon as a member is declared elected he is entitled to take his seat in the house subject to his making and subscribing an oath or affirmation in pursuance of article 99 of the Constitution.
  2. If a member is not able to make and subscribe the oath or affirmation at the commencement of a sitting of the House as provided in rule 5, he may do so at any convenient time during the sitting of the House as the Speaker may direct.

 

Salaries and Allowances

Article 106 of the Constitution of India provides that the members of either House of Parliament shall be entitled to receive salaries and allowances as may from time to time be determined by Parliament. The Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament Act, 1954, enacted in pursuance to the constitutional provision, governs the salaries and allowances of the members.

Article 106 of the Constitution of India provides that the members of either House of Parliament shall be entitled to receive salaries and allowances as may from time to time be determined by Parliament. The Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament Act, 1954, enacted in pursuance to the constitutional provision, governs the salaries and allowances of the members.

A Joint Committee of the two Houses, constituted from time to time, frame rules, after consultation with the Government of India, to provide for matters like medical, housing, telephone facilities, etc. and for regulating the payment of daily and travelling allowances under the said Act. The Act and the rules made thereunder have been amended from time to time, in keeping with the changing requirements.

 Salaries and Allowances

  1. The Salaries and Allowances of members are governed by the Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament Act, 1954, as amended from time to time, and the rules made thereunder.
  2. Monthly Salary:Each member of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha is entitled to receive a salary of Rs 50,000 per month during the whole term of office. (The term of office of a member begins with the date of publication of the notification by the Election Commission and ends with the date on which that seat becomes vacant.)
  3. Daily Allowance:Rs 2,000 per day for each day of residence on duty.
  4. Constituency Allowance:Rs 45,000 per month.
  5. Office Expense Allowance:Rs 45,000 per month.

(Out of these, Rs 15,000 for meeting expenses on stationery items and postage, and Rs 30,000 is paid by the Lok Sabha/Rajya Sabha Secretariat
to the person(s) as may be engaged by a member for obtaining secretarial assistance)

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