This is a mail which I have received. And instead of just forwarding this to my mail list, I decided to forward this to general public and everybody out there. This is the reason I am posting this on my blog.
Politics is not a SERVICE anymore but a PROFESSION.
Salary & Govt. Concessions for a Member of Parliament
Monthly Salary: Rs. 12,000/-
Expense for Constitution per month: Rs. 10,000/-
Office expenditure per month: Rs. 14,000/-
Travelling concession (Rs. 8 per km): Rs. 48,000/-(eg. For a visit from South India to Delhi & return: 6000 km)
Daily DA TA during parliament meets: Rs. 500/day
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 [having no qualification] per year: Rs.32, 00,000/-[i.e. 2.66 lakh/month]
TOTAL expense for 5 years: Rs. 1, 60, 00,000/-
For 534 MPs, the expense for 5 years:
Rs. 8,54,40,00,000/- (Nearly 855 crores)
AND THE PRIME MINISTER IS ASKING THE HIGHLY QUALIFIED, OUT PERFORMING CEOs TO CUT DOWN THEIR SALARIES. This is how all our tax money is been swallowed and price hike on our regular commodities. And this is the present condition of our country. Plus When the parliamentary sessions are going on almost Rs. 100 crores are spent daily. And even after spending so much on the MP’s comfort in the Parliament, every session almost goes futile and without any result. So why should an Indian pay taxes if the money is going into such a dustbin??? Is it really worth to pay taxes if such situation prevails??? Indian Government should answer and clarify all these things. And I know when clarifying on the things mentioned above only one answer comes and that is “These things are baseless”. I doubt how baseless these things are.
855 crores could make their life liveable!!
Think of the great democracy we have…
Prasad B. Kulkarni
Courtesy: A mail I have received.