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What is the salary of MPs in India? Check allowances and perks

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1. Salary

An MP earns a basic salary of Rs 1,00,000 per month. This figure was set after the recent pay hike in 2018.

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2. Constituency allowance

MPs receive Rs 70,000 per month as a constituency allowance – to cover expenses related to maintaining offices and engaging with constituents within their electoral regions.

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3. Office expenses

A Member of Parliament receives Rs 60,000 per month for office expenses, which includes costs for stationary, telecommunications staff salaries etc.

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4. Daily Allowance

MPs are entitled to a daily stipend of Rs 2,000 for housing, food, and other costs when in the capital during legislative sessions and committee meetings.

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5. Travel Allowance

Entitled to 34 free domestic air journeys per year for themselves and their immediate families. They also receive free first-class train travel for official and personal purposes.

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6. Accomodation

MPs may be given apartments, bungalows based on seniority.They are eligible to get monthly housing stipend of Rs 2,00,000.

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7. Telephone, electricity, water & more

Up to 1,50,000 free telephone calls annually. Also receive free high-speed internet connection.They are provided with electricity up to 50K units and water up to 4K kilolitres.

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8. Medical facilities

MPs and their immediate families are entitled to free medical care under CGHS. This includes treatment at government hospitals and select private hospitals which come under scheme.

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9. Pension

Former MPs receive a pension of Rs 25,000 per month after serving one term in Parliament. For every extra year of service, they get an increment of Rs 2,000 per month.

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