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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Country is Bleeding: However Indian Royalty is replaced by New Breed of MPs and MLAs

Indian Democracy
 Indian History tells us that there were 565 Monarchs/Rajas in this country before Independence i.e. before 1947.  Now we have, in view of the hefty salaries and other official perks given below, 795 king like M.Ps. in Parliament, and 4121 Raja like  MLA  in the States (According to Google). According to them a M.P. gets a hefty salary and allowances as below.  The case of the MLA should not be very different from M.Ps. as far as the remuneration is concerned.

Remuneration of an Member of Parliament in India.
Monthly salary 50000
Constituency Allowance 45000
Office Expenses 45000
Total per month 140000 DA 2000. 190 days
Total D.A. 380000
Total Air Travel 408000 34 days. Assuming 4 persons@3K 12000
Rail Travel 5000 Lump Sum.
Water 4000
Electricity 400000 50000 units free.
Furniture 75000 Minimum assumption.
Telephone 90000 150000
Total House Rent 420000 House Rent 35000
Medical 40000
Total Allowance per month 151833.3
Total Annual Allowance 1822000

Table According to Google.
Cost of food in the canteen in the premises of Indian Parliament.:-
Fried Fish and Chips………………………………..Rs.25/=
Mutton Cutlet…………………………………………Rs.18/=
Vegetables…………………………………….……….Rs.5/=
Mutton Curry………………………………………….Rs.20/=
Masala Dosa…………………………………………..Rs.6/=
According to Punjab Kesari dated 24th June,2015).

     The Annual Salary of a M.P.  is 151833 X 12 = 1821996 Plus Total Allowances of Rs.1822000 . So Total of Salary and Allowance comes to Rs.36,43,996/- We have 795 M.Ps. so 3643996 X 795 = 2,89,69,76,820/-…………………………………..(1)

     Taking the salary of the  MLA almost similar to M.Ps we have 3643996 X 4121= 15016907516/-…….. …………………………………………………………………….……..(2)

    Now 1 + 2 = 2896976820 + 15016907516 = 17,91,38,84,336/-

    That is India is spending Rs.17,91,38,84,336/-per year on our MP's. and  MLA's.



   Before Independence there was only one Queen in the British Raj, sitting in England but now there are795 + 4121 i.e. 4916 Kings and Rajas in this country. We wanted the British to leave India as they were sending Indian Money to their country. It is another matter that Indians have huge amount of Indian Money in foreign countries now, which the present Government is trying to get back.

 Previously The British were sending the money outside and now the Indians themselves are doing so. Where is the difference between pre-independence India and the post-independence India? Previously there was a conclave of cars whenever a British Officer used to go on the Indian Roads. Now it is being followed  by the Indian M.Ps and  MLA's. Without prejudice to democracy, I observe that higher posts and promotions too,  in the government, were given to British in those days. Now we have various reservations obstructing appointments and promotions to the qualified, for government and private jobs. Where is the difference between the past and the present? 

We have the Police, the Army, Railway and the Administrative system set up by the British. What we can boast is that we have driven out the British from our country, have our own government and have an elected Parliament and the State Legislatures. Secondly with an enormous Burdon  on Indian exchequer, we have  proud, haughty, aristocratic, avaricious, M.Ps. and  MLA's with prerogatives and privileges over the general population.  Is it really justified to call India A Poor Country? In view of the above such an expression is a misnomer.
     In view of the above, I am afraid, the innocent voters might start thinking for a change in the formation of the government and the governance for this country. May be the past, becomes the present of the future?

     NOTE: These figures do not include the money earned through various scams and the money spent on Members of Vidhan Parishads (Legislative Councils) of the States. While getting enormous money as salary, allowances and perks, they get such a cheap food in the canteen as mentioned above. Wish such a cheap food is made available to the common man – the Indian Voter.

This  post was published on a blog by Justice Katju for who I have great regard