New Delhi: Members of Parliament have recommended a 100 per cent hike in salaries and allowances for themselves, saying they deserve a raise in view of their good conduct.
An MP gets a salary of Rs 50,000 per month. In addition, Rs 2,000 per day is paid as daily allowance when the MP signs the register while attending Parliament sessions or House committee meetings. The MP is entitled to Rs 45,000 constituency allowance every month — Rs 15,000 for stationery and Rs 30,000 to employ secretarial assistance staff.
MPs are also entitled for a government accommodation, air travel and train travel facilities, besides three landline telephone connections and two mobile phones. They also get a loan of Rs 4 lakh to buy a vehicle.
According to reports, a parliamentary committee has recommended that the salary of MPs be raised from Rs 50,000 to a lakh per month and a constituency allowance from Rs 45000 to 90000. A bill for the same is expected to be passed in the next session of Parliament.
The government will have to shell out over Rs 250 crore per year for the hike in salaries of MPs.
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