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Old 2nd May 2006, 14:05   #1
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Salary & Govt. Concessions for a Member of Parliament (MP)

Monthly Salary : 12,000

Expense for Constitution per month : 10,000

Office expenditure per month : 14,000

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

Daily DA TA during parliament meets : 500

Charge for 1 class (A/C) in train : Free (For any number of times) (All
over India)

Charge for Business Class in flights : Free for 40 trips / 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 1,70,000 calls.

TOTAL expense for a MP per year : 32,00,000

TOTAL expense for 5 years : 1,60,00,000

For 534 MPs, the expense for 5 years : 8,54,40,00,000 (nearly 855 cores)

Now - This is why we are taxed on each and every thing.
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That's why people want become MP by hook or crook
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That's why people want become MP by hook or crook
Rephrasing that: "That's why the hooks and the crooks become MP's"

Sound realistic??? Hell yeah!!!
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BTW, I have always wondered whether these guys (MPs, MLAs, ministers etc) pay I.Tax like we do. I mean, with perks like these, they should also pay FBT. But then I am sure they would have been clever enough to make themselves exempt from I.T.
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N_C you havent included the Rs.2 crore per annum 'Development Fund' that each MP gets to spend as they want in their constituency...my MP built a new road, so I'm quite happy with what he did.
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Many MPs in punjab build wide paved roads from the main road to their village. These roads see max 10 vehicles/day mostly going to the guys mansion.
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Isnt it justified... when 500+ MPs handle expenses for Indian economy which would be $2000 bn ~ 1,00,00,000 crore rupees in 5 years - India's GDP for 5 years. Of course actual money controlled is larger... I am sure many people here would be earning much more handling much lesser sums of money or power. Its a different matter that politicians are inefficient. So lets not worry about 850 crores, rather make it 8500 crores but ensure that kickbacks of a few percentage points is saved. Even conservative estimates of 1% of above sum is 1,00,000 crores.

Gosh I should be the PM !! MPs surely would love me...


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Gosh I should be the PM !! MPs surely would love me...


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You said it dude... you said it. You sure are a maniac
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