NEW DELHI, Dec 29: Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu on Friday asked the Government to examine the long-pending demands by Members of Parliament for hike in salaries and emoluments, in line with the report of the Seventh Pay Commission.
Soon after the laying of papers in the House during the Zero Hour, the Chairman, raising the issue, said, ”I have an advice for the Government, through the Parliamentary Affairs Minister.
”There has been a long pending demand in respect of the salaries and emoluments of the Members of Parliament, along with the Pay Commission’s Report. Please examine it and get back to the House, as and when the Government decides about it.”
Mr Naresh Aggarwal of Samajwadi Party said he wanted to speak on the issue, but the Chairman disallowed him. ”From the Chair, in an unusual manner, I made a suggestion. First, let the Government discuss it and, then, come back to the House, and then, you can have your say,” Mr Naidu said.
In the past, many MPs have raised the issue of hike in salaries and emoluments, in line with the report of the Seventh Pay Commission. (UNI)