Salary and Allowances of Member of Parliament (MP)

Monthly Salary: Rs. 50,000/- per month during the whole term of office
Daily Allowance: Rs. 2,000/- per day for each day of residence on duty
Constituency Allowance: Rs. 45,000/- per month.
Office Expense Allowance: Rs. 45,000/- per month.

Pension and Perk of MP

Monthly pension: Rs 20,000
Pension for every additional year: Rs 1500
Interest-free loan for vehicles: Rs 4,00,000
Road mileage rate for vehicles 16 (per km)

– Free telephone calls up from 100,000 to 150,000
– Accommodation in Delhi with 4,000 kl of water and 50,000 units of electricity every year
– Reimbursement of expenses incurred on tiles in kitchen and bathrooms
– Travel for spouse: Earlier limited of two trips in the Budget session and one in other sessions removed

Salary of Member of Rajya Sabha

A member is entitled to a salary of INR 16,000 per month during the term of office.
Asides from the monthly salaries the members of Rajya Sabha enjoy a host of other allowances. Here is a list of them:

Constituency Allowance: INR 20,000 each month while his term in office
Traveling Allowance (Forward and Return Journey):
By Road: INR 13 per km
By Rail: Permitted one first class and one second class fare
By Air: 1 and 1/4th of air fare

Please remember these traveling allowances are given when the member goes out to attend meetings in the House or a committee, or for performing any duties as a Member of the House.

Office Allowances and Expenses

Each member of Rajya Sabha is entitled to get INR 20,000 as office expenses. However there has to be a clear division of the money based on the purposes of the expenses. INR 14,000 should be spent for secretarial assistance, INR 4,000 should be spent for necessary office items (stationery) and INR 2,000 should be spent on letters INR 1,000 is shelled out each day for a member during the sitting of a Committee.

A minimum pension of INR 8,000 per months and an additional of INR 800 per month are given to each ex-member of Rajya Sabha.

Eligibility to be a Member of Parliament:
Some of the qualities which an aspirant should have in order to be a Member of Parliament are listed below:
Rajya Sabha:

  • Must be at least 30 years of age
  • Must be a citizen of India
  • Should be of sound mind
  • Should be a solvent
  • Should have other qualities prescribed by Parliament

Lok Sabha:

  • Must be at least 25 years of age
  • Registered Voter of a Constituency
  • Must be a citizen of India
  • Should not be convicted or accused of a criminal offense.