Details of pay and allowances of the Prime Minister of India
Reply to an application filed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act has revealed the salary and other benefits received by the Prime Minister of India. The Prime Minister of India receives a monthly salary of Rs 1.6 lakh including the following pay and allowances:
· a basic salary will be Rs 50,000/-
· a sumptuary allowance of Rs 3,000/-
· a daily allowance of Rs 62,000/- and,
· an MP allowance of Rs 45,000/-.
Further, the Prime Minster of India occupies the 7 Race Course Road residence with perks like personal staff, special jet besides others. The section 4 of the RTI Act mandates that all the details of the salary and allowances of public servants should be proactively put on the website so that there is no need to file an application to know about them. Shouldn’t all the benefits received by public servants be sou-motu placed in the public domain?