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Section 6 – Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament Act,1954

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

Section 6. Free transit by railway

(1) Every member shall be provided with one free non-transferable 1[2[“first class air-conditioned or executive class of any train”] pass which shall entitle him lo travel at any time by any railway in India.

Explanation. 3[For the purposes of this sub-section and sections 6-A and 6B], a member shall include a Minister as defined in the Salaries and Allowances of Ministers Act,1952, 4[a Leader of the Opposition as defined in the Salary and Allowances of Lender of Opposition in Parliament Act,1977] and an officer of Parliament as defined in the Salaries and Allowances of Officers of Parliament Act 1953, other than the Chairman of the Council of States.

(2) A free railway pass issued to a member under sub-section (1) shall be valid for the term of his office and on the expiration of such term, the pass shall be surrendered to the Secretary of the House of the People or the Council of States, as the case may be : Provided that where any such pass is issued to a new member before he takes his seat in either House of Parliament, he shall be entitled to use the pass for attending a session of that House for taking his seat therein.

(3) Until a member is provided with a free railway pass under sub-section (1). he shall be, and shall be deemed always to have been, entitled to an amount equal to one 5[“first class air-conditioned or executive class of any train”] far for any journey of the nature referred to in sub-section ( 1 ) of section 4-performed by him by rail.

(4) A member who on ceasing to be a member surrenders his pass shall, if he performs any return journey by rail of the nature referred to in sub-section (1) of section 4-. be entitled and be deemed always to have been entitled in respect of that journey to an amount equal to one 6[“first class air-conditioned or executive class of any train”]

(5) Nothing in this section shall be construed as disentitling a member to any travelling allowances to which he is otherwise entitled under the provisions of this Act.]

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1. Substituted for the words “for the purposes of this sub-section and section 6-A” by Act 29 of 1972. section 3 (9- 6-1972).

2. inserted by the Salary and Allowances of Leaders of Opposition in Parliament Act,1977 (33 of 1977), section 11 (c)(ii)(l-ll-1977).

3. Substituted for the words “first class” 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) (60 of 1988), section 4 (w.r.e.f. 1-4-1988).

4. Substituted for “[air-conditioned two tier] “, vide The Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament (Amendment) Act,1999 (16 Of 1999), Dt. March 22,1999 Published in Received the assent of the President on March 22,1999 and published in the Gazette of India, Extra., Part II, Section I, dated 22nd March,1999, pp. 1-3, No. 21

5. Substituted for “[air-conditioned two tier] “, vide The Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament (Amendment) Act,1999 (16 Of 1999), Dt. March 22,1999 Published in Received the assent of the President on March 22,1999 and published in the Gazette of India, Extra., Part II, Section I, dated 22nd March,1999, pp. 1-3, No. 21

6. Substituted for ” [air-conditioned two tier] fare. “, vide The Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament (Amendment) Act,1999 (16 Of 1999), Dt. March 22,1999 Published in Received the assent of the President on March 22,1999 and published in the Gazette of India, Extra., Part II, Section I, dated 22nd March,1999, pp. 1-3, No. 21

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