National Advisory Council Constituted
Sonia Gandhi to be the Chairperson
The Government of India has constituted a National Advisory Council (NAC) with Smt. Sonia Gandhi as its Chairperson. She will hold the rank and status of Union Cabinet Minister with immediate effect . The salary, allowances and other terms and conditions of the Chairperson and members shall be such as the Government may by order specify from time to time.
The term of appointment of the Chairperson of the National Advisory Council shall be with effect from the date of assuming charge of the office as the Chairperson. It will be co-terminus with the term of the National Advisory Council or until further orders which ever is earlier. The Chairperson of the National Advisory Council shall be entitled to the same salary, pay, allowances and other facilities to which a member of the Union Council of Minister is entitled.
The term of the members of the National Advisory Council shall be for a period of one year with effect from the date of their appointment which may be extended. Members shall draw such salary and allowances and the Central Government may by order determine from time to time.
Under the special provision for a Member of Parliament appointed as the member of the National Advisory Council, it has been provided that he or she as the case may be shall not be entitled to draw any remuneration, allowances or perks as such member from the National Advisory Council other than the compensatory allowance as defined in clause (a) of the section 2 of the Parliament (Prevention of Disqualification) Act, 1959.