THE LEADER AND DEPUTY LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION (REMUNERATION AND PRIVILEGES) ORDINANCE, 1979

(ORDINANCE NO. XXI OF 1979).
  [31st March, 1979]
 
   
     
     An Ordinance to provide for the remuneration and privileges of the Leader and Deputy Leader of the Opposition in Parliament.
 
    WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for the remuneration and privileges of the Leader and Deputy Leader of the Opposition in Parliament;



NOW, THEREFORE, in pursuance of the Proclamations of the 20th August, 1975, and 8th November, 1975, and in exercise of all powers enabling him in that behalf, the President is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance:-
   
 
 
 
  Short title  
 
 
 
  Definitions  
2. In this Ordinance, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context,-



(a) “Deputy Leader of the Opposition” means that member of Parliament who, in the opinion of the Speaker, is for the time being the Deputy Leader in Parliament of the Party, or Group, as the case may be, in Opposition to the Government having the greatest numerical strength in Parliament;



(b) “Leader of the Opposition” means that member of Parliament who, in the opinion of the Speaker, is for the time being the Leader in Parliament of the Party or Group, as the case may be, in Opposition to the Government having the greatest numerical strength in Parliament;

(c) “Minister” and “Minister of State” shall mean respectively Minister and Minister of State appointed under Article 58 of the Constitution.
 
 
 
  Salary, etc, of the Leader of the Opposition  
3. The Leader of the Opposition shall be entitled to the same salary, allowances 1[ * * *] and other privileges as are admissible to a Minister.
 
 
 
  Salary, etc, of the Deputy Leader of the Opposition  
4. A Deputy Leader of the Opposition shall be entitled to the same salary, allowances 2[ * * *] and other privileges as are admissible to a Minister of State.
 
 
 
1 The brackets, words and comma “(except sumptuary allowance),” were omitted by section 2 of the Leader and Deputy Leader of the Opposition (Remuneration and Privileges) (Amendment) Act, 1987 (Act No. V of 1987)

2 The brackets, words and comma “(except sumptuary allowance),” were omitted by section 3 of the Leader and Deputy Leader of the Opposition (Remuneration and Privileges) (Amendment) Act, 1987 (Act No. V of 1987)

 
 

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