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|2nd May 2006, 14:05||#1|
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Food for Thought !
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
Charge for Business Class in flights : Free for 40 trips / year (With wife
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.
|2nd May 2006, 14:24||#3|
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Sound realistic??? Hell yeah!!!
|2nd May 2006, 14:33||#4|
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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.
|2nd May 2006, 14:41||#5|
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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.
|2nd May 2006, 16:13||#7|
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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...
|2nd May 2006, 17:31||#8|
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