It is true. Politics is not a SERVICE anymore but a lucrative PROFESSION! Hereunder is given the details of the Salary and Government Concessions given officially for each Member of Parliament.
Monthly Salary : Rs. 12,000/-
Expenses per month : Rs. 10,000/-
Office expenditure per month : Rs. 14,000/-
Traveling 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 sessions : 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 MP per year : Rs.32, 00,000/-
[i.e. 2.66 lakh/month including cost of rent, power,phone, travel]
TOTAL expenses for 5 years : Rs. 1, 60, 00,000/-
For 534 MPs in Lok Sabha, the expenses for 5 years :
Rs. 8,54,40,00,000/- (Nearly Rs 855 crores).
This is the officially sanctioned amount.