The Salaries And Allowances Of Ministers Act, 1952

The Salaries And Allowances Of Ministers Act, 1952

The Salaries And Allowances Of Ministers Act, 1952

[ACT NO. L VIII OF 1952]

[12th August, 1952]

An Act to provide for the salaries and allowances of Ministers.

BE it enacted by Parliament as follows :-

2. Definition.

In this Act, “Minister” means a member of the Council of Ministers, by whatever name called, and includes a Deputy Minister.

3. Salaries of Ministers.

There shall be paid to each Minister, other than a Deputy Minister, a salary of Two thousand two hundred and fifty rupees per mensem, and to each Deputy Minister a salary of one thousand seven hundred and fifty rupees per mensem.

4. Residence of Ministers.

Each Minister 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 Minister 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 Ministers.

1[There shall be paid a sumptuary allowance to each Minister at the following rates namely:-

(a)The Prime Minister:-Rupees three thousand per mensem;

(b)Every other Minister who is member of the Cabinet:-Rupees two thousand per mensem;

(c)A Minister of State:-Rupees one thousand per mensem;

(d)A Deputy Minister:-Rupees six hundred per mensem;]

1.Inserted by The Salaries and Allowances of Ministers (Amendment) Act, 200, dt. 11-09-2001 .

6. Travelling and daily allowances to Ministers.

(1) Subject to any rules made in this behalf by the Central Government, a Minister shall be entitled to-

(1a) 1[A Minister should be entitled to travelling allowance in respect of not more than twelve return journeys performed, during each year, with in India, for himself and his family, whether travelling together or separately at the same rates at which travelling allowance is payable to such Minister under clause (b) Of sub-section (1) in respects of tours referred to in that clause subject to the overall entitlement of forty-eight single journeys in each year.]

(1b) 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 provided in lieu thereof.

1.Inserted by The Salaries and Allowances of Ministers (Amendment) Act, 200, dt. 11-09-2001 .

7. Medical treatment, etc., to Ministers.

Subject to any rules made in this behalf by the Central Government, a Minister 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 Ministers for purchase of motor-cars.

There may be paid to any Minister by way of a repayable advance such sum of money as may be determined by rules made in this behalf 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. Ministers not to draw salary or allowances as Members of Parliament.

No person 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.

10. Notification respecting appointment, etc., of Ministers to be conclusive evidence thereof.

The date on which any person became or ceased to be a Minister 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, a Minister on that date for all the purposes of this Act.

11. Power to make rules.

(1) The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, 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.

12. Regularisation of certain payments.

All salaries paid or payable for the period commencing on the 14th day of May, 1952, and ending with the commencement of this Act to Ministers described as Ministers of Cabinet rank (but not Members of the Cabinet), all charges incurred before the commencement of this Act in respect of the accommodation provided in any hospital maintained by the Central Government for or on the medical treatment of any Minister or any member of his family and all payments made before such commencement by way of travelling or daily allowances to any Deputy Minister, shall be deemed to have been properly paid payable or incurred or made (Replaced by Act 36 of 1957).

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