"The report of the Standing Committee has been received. It is under the consideration of the government. It is formulating its views and hopes to bring the Bill in the next session,"Parliamentary Affairs minister Pawan Kumar Bansal told PTI.
Reports have said that besides increase in salary, the other proposals include raising the daily allowance from Rs 1000 to Rs 2000 when Parliament is in session. Office expense allowances are also recommended to be increased substantially so also their constituency allowance.
Among the proposals is also 34 free flights for the members to ensure that they remain in touch with their electorate.
Bansal, however, insisted that"no decision"has so far been taken on these recommendations and government was considering them.
Bill likely to raise MPs' salary, allowances
And, here are some more less-known facts about the Indian lawmaker:
On paper, the salary of an MP in India is Rs 144,000 per year (about $3,200), which works out to just Rs 12,000 (about $266) per month. But it is meagre only if you don't consider the numerous allowances and freebies an MP is entitled to. Here is a look at the allowances and perks that every MP -- India has 790 of them -- enjoys.
Each Indian MP in 2005 got: These have grown over the years till date...
When an MP travels abroad officially, he is entitled to free business class air tickets. He is also paid a daily travelling allowance, which varies depending upon the country being visited.
How much does an MP earn? Perks as on December 13, 2005
The real question: What is the MP's contribution towards poverty alleviation of our citizens? The answer is zilch!