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SALARIES AND ALLOWANCES OF OFFICERS OF PARLIAMENT ACT 1953

THE SALARIES AND ALLOWANCES OF OFFICERS OF PARLIAMENT ACT, 1953

ACT NO. 20 OF 1953

[16th May, 1953.]

An Act to provide for the salaries and allowances of certain Officers of Parliament. BE it enacted by Parliament as follows:-

Short title and commencement.

1.Short title and commencement. (1) This Act may be called the Salaries and Allowances of Officers of Parliament Act, 1953.

(2) It shall be deemed to have come into force on the first day of May, 1953.

Definition. 2.Definition. In this Act " officer of Parliament " means any of the following officers, namely, the Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Council of States and the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker of the House of the People.

Salaries etc.,of officers of Parliament.

5["3.Salaries etc.,of officers of Parliament. (1) There shall be paid to the Chairman of the Council of States a salary of seven thousand five hundred rupees per menses 6["and an allowance for each day during the whole of his terms as the Chairman at the same rate as is specified in section 3 of the Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament Act,1954 with respect to members of Parliament.]

(2) Each officer of Parliament, other than the Chairman of the council of States shall be entitled to receive a salary per mensem and an allowance for each day during the whole of his term as officer at the same rates as are specified in section 3 of the Sallaries, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament Act, 1954 with respect to members of Parliament.

(3) Each officer of Parliament, other than the Chairman of the Council of States, shall be entitled to receive a constituency allowance at the same rate as is specified under section 8 of the said Act with respect to members of Parliament.]

Residence for officers of parliament.

4. 2[(1)]Residence for officers of parliament. Each officer of Parliament shall be entitled without pay- ment of rent to the use of a furnished residence throughout his term of office and for a period of 3[one month] immediately thereafter, and no charge shall fall on the officer personally in respect of the maintenance of such residence.

4[(2) In the event of the death of an officer of Parliament, his family shall be entitled to the use of the furnished residence occupied by the officer of Parliament- (a) for a period of one month immediately after his death,without payment of rent and no charge shall fall on the family of the officer of Parliament in respect of the maintenance of such residence, and (b) for a further period of one month, on payment of rent at such rates as may be prescribed by rules made in this ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 Subs. by Act 22 of 1971, s. 2, for the former section.

2 S. 4 re-numbered as sub-section (1) of that section by Act 49 of 1970, s. 2 (w.e.f. 1.11.1969). 3 Subs. by s. 2, ibid., for "fifteen days" (w.e.f. 1.11.1969). 4 Ins. by s. 2, ibid. (w.e.f. 1.11.1969). 5 Subs. by Act 75 of 1985, s.2 (w.e.f. 26.12. 1985) 6 Ins. by Act 17 of 1990, s.2 (w.e.f. 1.4.1988) ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 130 behalf under section 11 and also charges in respect of electricity and water consumed in that residence during such further period.] 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.

Sumptuary allowance. 3["5.Sumptuary allowance. There shall be paid to the Chairman of the Council of States and the Speaker of the House of the People a sumptuary allowance of one thousand rupees per mensem and to the Deputy Chairman and the Deputy Speaker a sumptuary allowance of five hundred rupees per mensem.]

Travelling and daily allowances to officers of parliament.

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. `(1A) A Ministter and any one member of this family accompany- ing him shall be entitled to travelling allowances in respect of not more than six return journeys performed, during each year, within India, at the same rates at which travelling allowances are payable

to such Minister under clause (b) of sub-section (1) in respect of tourns referred to in that clause. Explanation.-For the purposes of this sub-section, "return journey" mears a journey form one place to another place and the return journey form such other place to the first mentioned place.;

(2) Any travelling allowance under this section may be paid in cash or free official transport may be provided in lieu thereof.

Medical facilities to officers of Parliament. 7.Medical facilities to officers of Parliament. Subject to any 2 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. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 For such rules. see Gazette of India, 1954, Pt. II, Sec., 3, p.

2 Subs. by Act 75 of 1985, s.3 (w.e.f 26.12.1985) 3.Ins. by s.4, ibid (w.e.f. 26.12.1985) --------------------------------------------------------------------- 131

Advances to officers of Parliament for puchase of motorcars. 8.Advances to officers of Parliament for puchase of motorcars. 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 1 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.

Officers of Parliament not to draw salary or allowances as Members ofParliament. 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 entitled to 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.

Notification respecting appointment etc.,of officers of parliament tobe conclusive evidence thereof. 10.Notification respecting appointment etc.,of officers of parliament to be conclusive evidence thereof. The date on which any person became 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 purposes of this Act. 4[10A. Exemption from liability to pay income-tex on daily allowance received by the Chairman and certain perquisites received by an Officer of Parliament. Notwithstanding anything contained in the Income-tax Act 1961, (a) in computing the total income of a previous year of the Chairman of the Council of States, any income by way of an

allowance referred to in sub-section (1) of section 3 shall not be included; (b) the value of rent free furnished residence (including maintenance thereof) provided to an officer of Parliament

under sub-section (1) of section 4 shall not be included in the computation of his income chargeable under the head "Salaries" under section 15 of the Income-tax Act, 1961.]

Power to make rules.

11.Power to make rules. (1)The Central Government may, in consultation with the Chairman and the Speaker, make 2 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. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 For the Officers of Parliament (Advances for Motor Cars) Rules, 1953, see Gazette of India, 1954, Pt. IT, Sec. 3, p. 1463. 2 For such rules, see Gazette of India, 1954, Pt. II, See. 3, p. 810. 3 Subs. by Act 17 of 1990, s.3 (w.e.f. 1.4.1988). ----------------------------------------------------------------------


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