Salary and perks of Members of Parliament in India

By: Murthy Krishna

Salary & Govt. Concessions for an Indian Member of Parliament (MP).

Monthly Salary :50,000

Constituency Allowance per month : 45,000

Office expenditure per month : 45,000

Traveling concession (Rs. 8 per km) : 48,000 ( eg. a visit from Kerala to Delhi & return is: 6000 km)

Daily DA/ TA during parliament meets : 1000 per day

Charge for 1st class (A/C) in train: FREE all over India (for any number of times)

Charge for Business Class in flights : FREE for. 34 trips per year (with wife or P.A.)

Rent for MP hostel at Delhi : FREE

Electricity costs at home : FREE up to 50,000 units

Local phone call charge : FREE up to 1 ,50,000 calls.

TOTAL expense for a MP [having no qualification] per year : 35,00,000 [i.e . 2.92 lakh per month

TOTAL expense for 5 years : 1,75,00,000

For 543 MPs, the expense for 5 years : 9,50,25,00,000 (Over 950 crores).

This is how all our tax money is being swallowed and prices hiked on our regular commodities……. And this is the present condition of our country.

Reference for above figures:

http://www.bemoneyaware.com/blog/pay-and-perks-of-indian-mp-mla-and-prime-minister/

(Also search google)

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  1. Santanu Dey
    Aug 08, 2015 @ 13:06:49

    I don’t think the above figures are in any way exorbitant if compared to the figures prevailing in other nations (both developed and underdeveloped) in the world. These figures are arrived at with an eye on practicability commensurate with the conditions prevailing in the market. But if the grudge is against the eligibility of individuals occupying those chairs as people’s representatives, well that is the fault of our people. After all you get the kind of leaders you deserve. If after 68 years of having been a so-called independent nation we can vote and return summaraly undeserving people to represent us and consequently pocket the above packages one cannot blame the system for that. Like in Indian politics there are dynasties with a guaranteed claim to the ruling chair just by birth, ther are identical guarantee for equally undeserving characters to head huge corporate houses just by virtue of birth – how does one tackle that?

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  2. Authors of posts
    Aug 08, 2015 @ 20:35:57

    Yes, the amount is not exorbitant seeing the market conditions prevailing in India. But see the conduct and performance of many of them in Parliament. Again, yes we get our representatives what we the electorate deserve. It is a vicious circle. We the people – electorate- are mostly ignorant of the subjects -issues- that effect us. We know nothing about economics (how we are exploitede by market forces); know nothing about political affairs (how political leaders befool us); we know nothing about world affairs (how rival countries are trying to break and weaken India). As we are ignorant, so we befooled by many cunning leaders, who don’t deserve to be leaders in the first place. The only relevant problem demanding solution is: what is the way out of this situation? We feel the answer is: education, education and again education.

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