National Assembly Allowances Act

Act 21 of 1973


National Assembly Allowances Act

Act 21 of 1973

  • Commenced on 1 July 1973
  • [This is the version of this document at 30 June 2017.]

1. Short title

This Act may be cited as the National Assembly Allowances Act.

2. Allowances to Ministers and Members

(1)Subject to this section, Ministers and other Members of the Assembly shall be paid the appropriate allowances specified in the Schedule.
(2)There shall be paid only one allowance under Part I of the Schedule and where such an allowance is so paid, no allowance shall be payable under Part II of the Schedule.
(3)The allowances payable under subsection (1) shall be paid by equal monthly instalments at the end of each month.
(4)The allowances shall be payable—
(a)with respect to the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister, a Minister, a Parliamentary Private Secretary, a Junior Minister, the Leader of the Opposition, a Whip or the Chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee, from the day of appointment;
(b)with respect to the Speaker, the Deputy Speaker or the Deputy Chairperson of Committees, from the day on which he is elected;
(c)with respect to a Member, from the day on which he makes and subscribes the oath prescribed in section 67 of the Constitution.
[S. 2 amended by Act 19 of 1982; Act 3 of 1996.]

3. Protection of allowances

Notwithstanding any other enactment, the allowances payable under this Act shall not be—
(a)assignable or transferable;
(b)attached for or in respect of any debt except a debt owed to Government.

4. Speaker deemed Member

For the purposes of this Act, the Speaker shall be deemed to be a Mem­ber of the Assembly notwithstanding that he is not an elected Member of the Assembly.[S. 4 added by Act 1 of 1996.]

Schedule (Section 2)

Part I

OfficeAnnual allowance (Rs)
Prime Minister3,384,000
Deputy Prime Minister2,376,000
Vice-Prime Minister2,340,000
Leader of the Opposition1,800,000
Chief Government Whip1,656,000
Parliamentary Private Secretary1,584,000
Deputy Speaker1,584,000
Opposition Whip1,152,000
Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee1,008,000
Deputy Chairman of Committees1,008,000
Deputy Chief Government Whip1,008,000

Part II

OfficeAnnual allowance (Rs)
[Sch. amended by Act 19 of 1982; Act 15 of 1987; Act 34 of 1993; Act 3 of 1996; Act 21 of 1998; Act 34 of 2000; repealed and replaced by s. 3 of Act 26 of 2003 w.e.f. 1 July 2003; s. 21 of Act 15 of 2006 w.e.f. 7 August 2006; s. 3 of Act 15 of 2008 w.e.f. 1 July 2008; s. 3 of Act 12 of 2013 w.e.f. 1 January 2013.]
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History of this document

30 June 2017 this version
01 July 1973