It is reported that the government is thinking of appointing a 3 Member Emoluments Committee to fix the salaries and allowances of the Members of Parliament. There has been some criticism earlier that the law makers are fixing their salaries and allowances themselves.
An MP in India gets a salary of Rs 50,000 per month. In addition, Rs 2,000 per day is paid as daily allowance when the MP signs the register while attending Parliament sessions or House committee meetings. The MP is entitled to Rs 45,000 constituency allowance every month — Rs 15,000 for stationery and Rs 30,000 to employ secretarial assistance staff.
MPs are also entitled for a government accommodation, air travel and train travel facilities, besides three landline and two mobile phones. They also get a loan of Rs 4 lakh to buy a vehicle.
The proposed committee will examine all these and also with comparison with other countries.