Parliament passed the ‘Salary, Allowances and Pensions of MPs’ Bill on the last day of its sitting during the Monsoon session this year. With this, the base salary of an MP has increased from Rs 16,000 to Rs 50,000 per month. This has been accompanied with increments in allowances and pension.
Before the hike, the salary of an Indian MP was comparable to that of a government employee in the lowest band. Even after the hike, his salary remains lower than that of several key government officials. National legislators of many other democracies also earn more than Indian MPs.