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Section 4 – Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament Act,1954

Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament Act,1954

Section 4. Traveling allowances

(1) There shall be paid to each member in respect of every journey performed by him 1[in India] for the purpose of attending a session of a House of Parliament or a meeting of a committee or for the purpose of attending to any other business connected with his duties as a member, from his usual place of residence to the place where the session or the meeting is to be held or the other business is to be transacted and for the return journey from such place to his usual” place of residence-

(a) if the journey is performed by rail, an amount equal to 2[one first class fare] plus one 3[second class] fare for each such journey, irrespective of the class in which the member actually travels;

(b) if the journey is performed by air, an amount equal to one and one-fourth of the air fare for each such journey:

(c) if the journey or any part thereof cannot be performed by rail or air-

4[(i) where the journey or any part thereof is performed by steamer, an amount equal to one and three-fifths of the fare (without diet) for the highest class in the steamer for each such journey or part thereof or if there is no regular steamer service, such amount for each such journey or part thereof as may be prescribed by rules made undersection 9];

(ii) where the journey or any part thereof is performed by road, 5[9 a road mileage at the rate of sixteen rupees per kilometre] for such journey or part thereof.

“Provided that when Parliament is in session and the spouse of a Member, if any, performs such journey or part thereof by road, unaccompanied by such Member, in respect of which such spouse has been allowed to travel by air or partly by air and partly by rail from the usual place of residence of the Member to Delhi or back under sub-section (2) of Section 6-B, the road mileage prescribed under this sub-clause shall be allowed to such Member for such journey or part thereof, subject to the condition that the total number of such journeys shall not exceed eight in a year;

6[Provided further that where a member performs journey -by road in Delhi from and to an aerodrome, he shall be paid a minimum amount of one hundred and twenty rupees for each such journey.]

Explanation.- For the purposes of sub-clause (ii) of clause (c) of this sub-section, the expression “journey,” shall include the journey from and to the railway station, port or aerodrome to and from the usual place of residence of the member or, as the case may be, the residence of the member at the place where the session of the House of Parliament or a meeting of the committee is to be held or where any other business is to be transacted.

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8[Provided also that the rate specified in sub-clause (ii) of clause (c) of this sub-section shall be applicable for a period of five years from the date of commencement of the Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament (Amendment) Act,2006.]

2[(2) There shall be paid to a member in respect of a journey performed by him in the course of a tour outside India undertaken in the discharge of his duties as such member, such travelling and daily allowances as may be prescribed by rules made undersection 9-.]

8[Provided also that the first proviso shall not be applicable to a member who, in the opinion of the Chairman of the Council of States or, as the case may be, the Speaker of the House of the People, is so incapacitated physically and not travel by air or train.]

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1. Inserted by the Salaries and Allowances of Members of Parliament (Amendment) Act,1958 (55 of 1958), section 2(1-4-1955).

2. Substituted for the words “one second class fare” by Sala ries and Allowances of Me mbers of Parliament (Amendment) Act,1955 (9 of 1955), section 2(1-4-1955).

3. Substituted for the words “third class” by the Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament Act. 1982 (61 of 1982), section 2(l)(a) (6-11-1982).

4. Substituted and deemed always to have been substituted for sub-clause (1) of clause (c) by Salaries and Allowances of Members of Parliament (Amendment) Act,1958 (55 of 1958), section 4 (w.r.e.f. 1-6-1954).

5. The Words ” at the rate of eight rupees per kilometre” Subs. by Act No. 40 of 2006 w.e.f. 12-9-2006.

6. Inserted, the words “one hundred and fifty rupees” by the Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament (Amendment) Act (48 of 1993), section 2 (9-6-1993).

7. Omitted for “(2) notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1), a member who performs a journey by. road between places connected by rail or steamer, either wholly or in part, may draw the mileage allowance referred to in sub-clause (ii) of clause (c) of sub-section (1) in place of the travelling allowance which would have been admissible to him if he had travelled by rail or steamer, as the case may be : Provided that the total amount of travelling allowance drawn by such member for the entire journey shall not exceed the amount which would have been admissible to him and he performed such journey by rail or by steamer, as the case may be. “, vide The Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament (Amendment) Act,1998 (28 Of 1998), Dt. August 20,1998 Published in Received the assent of the President on August 20,1998 and published in the Gazette of India, Extra., Part II, Section 1, dated 20th August,1988. 1-3, No.43

8. Ins. by Act No. 40 of 2006 w.e.f. 12-9-2006.

9. Subs. by Act 37 of 2010 w.e.f. 21-9-2010.

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