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UP to scrap 4-decade-old law, Ministers to start paying income tax

UP to scrap 4-decade-old law, Ministers to start paying income tax

The UP Government has decided to repeal a four-decade-old law that made the state exchequer pay the income tax of the state’s Ministers.  With this, the UP Ministers will now have to start paying their own income tax.

The UP state government announced on September 13, 2019 that the provision will be scrapped. The announcement was made by UP Finance Minister Suresh Kumar Khanna, who said, "UP chief ministers and all ministers will pay their own income tax.”

The move comes after the law received a lot of criticism in the media. 

Under the law, the state's chief minister and ministers weren’t required to pay any income tax themselves. Instead, their share was paid by the state government under the Uttar Pradesh Ministers' Salaries, Allowances and Miscellaneous Act, 1981.

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