MPs allowances and travel benefits hiked

Written by: Mamatha
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Parliament of India
New Delhi, Oct 10: After the salary hike of Members of Parliament (MPs), now the daily allowances and travel facilities is also increased and this facilities will also be enjoyed by the spouse of MPs.

Sources said with effect from Oct, a member is entitled to a daily allowance of Rs 2,000 per day during any period of residence on duty and road mileage rate for vehicles to Rs 16 per km.

Even MP's spouse can travel any number of times, in first class air-conditioned or executive class in any train from the place of residence of the Member to Delhi and back to the residence.

Even, when the Parliament is in session, the spouse can travel by air or partly by air and partly by rail. Still, this is subject to the condition that the total number of such journeys shall not exceed eight in a year.

However, a member is entitled to a conveyance advance to a maximum amount of Rs four lakh for purchase of conveyance from this month.

On Friday, Aug 20, salaries of MPs was hiked from Rs 16,000 to Rs 50,000 per month by the cabinet .The government also increased office expenses of parliamentarians from Rs 20,000 to Rs 40,000 per month.

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