12th. August, 1952.An Act to provide for the salaries and allowances of Ministers. Be it enacted by Parliament as follows:-
1. Short title. This Act may be called the Salaries andAllowances of Short title. Ministers Act, 1952.
2. Definition. In this Act," Minister" means a member of theCouncil of Ministers, by whatever name called, and includes a Deputy Minister.
(1) Salaries, and daily and constituency allowances. Each Minister shall be entitled to receive a salary per mensem, and allowance for each day during the whole of his term as such Minister at the same rates as are specified in section 3 of the Salaries, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament Act, 1954 with respect to members of Parliament, (2) Each Minister 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.
(1) 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 period of one month] immediately thereafter, and no charge shall fall on the Minister personally in respect of the maintenance of such residence. (2) In the event of the death of the Minister, his family shall be entitled to the use of the furnished residence occupied by the Minister- (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 Minister 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 behalf by the Central Government 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" in- cludes 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. There shall be paid a sumptuary(a) the Prime Minister Rupees one thousand five hundred per mensem; (b) every other Minister Rupees one thousand who is a member of per mensem; the Cabinet (c) a Minister of State Rupees five hundred per mensem; (d) a Deputy Minister Rupees three hundred per mensem.
(1) Travelling and daily allownaces to Ministers. Subject to any rules made in this behalf by the Central Government, a Minister 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. (2) Any travelling allowance under this section may be paid in cash or free official transport provided in lieu thereof.