Is The High Salary Of MPs A Burden On Poor Farmers

Is The High Salary Of MPs A Burden On Poor Farmers

A average farmer family of 5 members earns Rs 6400 per month. But the salary of the extremely rich MPs is Rs. 2.7 lakh per month.

Budget 2018: After the budget presentation MPs are set to get 100% salary hike. The basic salary of MPs has been revised from Rs 50,000 to Rs 1,00,000 per month, while pension has been revised from Rs 20,000 per month to Rs 25,000 per month.

Government spends Rs. 2.7 lakh a month per MP. India paid Rs.176 crore to its 543 Lok Sabha members in salaries and expenses over the last year.

MPs are entitled to Rs.50,000 per month as salary, Rs.45,000 as constituency allowance, Rs.15,000 as office expenses and Rs.30,000 for secretarial assistance. When Parliament is in session, they get a daily allowance of Rs.2,000. MPs are also reimbursed for 34 flight trips and unlimited rail and road travel for the year on official business.


The fund has been increased over time, starting from Rs. 5 lakh in 1993-94 to Rs. 5 crore at present. What do our MPs do with the funds they have been given to spend on their constituencies?

Only 5.4% of the total fund has been utilised for the Financial Year 2014-15. What does this mean ?


INSIGHT: MP’s salaries are doubled, No change in Income Tax slab lefts middle-class disappointed. The Narendra Modi-led NDA government treated the members of parliament with the sweetest cake by doubling their salary amount.

Is The Salary Of MPs Too High For Poor Farmers ? What do you think ?