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MP ministers to now pay Income Tax as cabinet revokes 52-year-old rule

Jun 25, 2024

The Madhya Pradesh cabinet, led by Chief Minister Mohan Yadav, announced on Tuesday that state ministers will now be responsible for paying their own Income Tax, overturning a rule from 1972 where the state government covered this expense. Minister Kailash Vijayvargiya mentioned that Chief Minister Yadav proposed the idea during the cabinet meeting, which was subsequently agreed upon, leading to the decision for ministers to handle their own Income Tax payments.

Madhya Pradesh cabinet on Tuesday decided that state ministers will have to pay their Income Tax, instead of the state government bearing such burden.

Chief Minister Mohan Yadav in a statement said the cabinet has taken a decision to strike off the 1972 rule, under which the state government was paying the Income Tax on the salaries and perks of ministers.

The cabinet decided that all ministers will pay the Income Tax on their salaries and allowances, Yadav said.

State Urban Administration Minister Kailash Vijayvargiya said during the cabinet meeting, the chief minister gave a suggestion that the ministers themselves pay their Income Tax.

The suggestion was accepted and hence the decision was taken in this regard, he said.

[The Economic Times]

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