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What is the salary of MLAs in India?

Jan 17, 2018 03:36 IST
    Salary MLA in India

    There are 4120 MLAs in 31 State Legislative Assemblies (including Delhi and Puducherry) in India. All the MLAs elected to the State Legislative Assemblies are given a ‘MLA fund’ between Rs. 1 crore to 4 crore per annum in each state assembly. This fund is different in every state, like a MLA in Madhya Pradesh gets Rs. 4 crore/annum to develop his/her constituency, whereas Rs.2 crore is given to a MLA in Karnataka.

    Do you know that every MLA gets a fixed salary every month in addition to the MLA fund? This salary varies from state to state. In India, the highest salary Rs. 2.5 lacs per month is given to MLAs of Telangana state while the lowest salary Rs.34000 is given to the MLAs of the Tripura assembly.

    Let us know that how much salary and fund is given to the MLAs of different Legislative Assemblies in India?

    State Legislative Assembly

    Salary and Fund of MLA ( in Rs.)

     1. Telangana

     2.5 lacs

     2. Delhi

     2.10 lacs

     3. Uttar Pradesh

     1.87 lacs

     4. Maharashtra

     1.70 lacs

     5. Jammu & Kashmir

     1.60 lacs

     6. Uttrakhand

     1.60 lacs

     7. Andhra Pradesh

     1.30 lacs

     8. Himachal Pradesh

     1.25 lacs

     9. Rajasthan

     1.25 lacs

     10. Goa

     1.17 lacs

     11. Haryana

     1.15 lacs

     12. Punjab

     1.14 lacs

     13. Jharkhand  

     1.11 lacs

     14. Madhya Pradesh  

     1.10 lacs

     15. Chhattisgarh

     1.10 lacs

     16. Bihar

     1.14 lacs

     17. West Bengal  

     1.13 lacs

     18. Tamil Nadu

     1.05 lacs

     19. Karnataka

     98 thousand

     20. Sikkim

     86.5 thousand

     21. Kerala

     70  thousand

     22. Gujarat

     65 thousand

     23. Odisha

     62 thousand

     24. Meghalaya

     59 thousand

     25. Puducherry

     50 thousand

     26. Arunachal Pradesh

     49 thousand

     27. Mizoram

     47 thousand

     28. Assam

     42  thousand

     29. Manipur

     37 thousand

     30. Nagaland

     36 thousand

     31. Tripura

     34 thousand

    What other facilities are enjoyed by the MLAs besides the salary?
    Let's have a look at the facilities available to a MLA from the Uttar Pradesh:
    In Uttar Pradesh, a MLA gets Rs.7.5 crore as a MLA fund within 5 years. Apart from this; the MLA gets Rs. 75,000 per month as salary, Rs. 24000 for diesel expenditure, 6000 for personal assistant, Rs. 6000 for mobile expenses and Rs. 6000 for medical expenses. In addition to these expenses he receives free fooding and lodging facilities in the government’ guest houses and separate expenses for traveling to his/her constituency. After adding all the expenses MLA receives a total of around Rs.1.87 lacs per month.
    The MLA also has the authority to allocate 200 hand pumps to provide safe water in his constituency in five years. Apart from this; a person can travel free with MLA in the train.

    What benefits do MLA get after retirement?
    After the expiry of 5 year term; the MLA gets Rs.30000/month in the form of pension, as well as Rs. 8000 as diesel expenditure, along with the benefits of free railway pass and medical facility throughout the life.
    It is worth to mention that in the last 7 years; the average salary of MLAs has been increased near about 125%.The salary of MLAs of Delhi assembly has been increased by 450% and the salary of MLAs of Telangana increased by 170%.
    So in one line it can be said that after becoming the MLA; life becomes secure till end of the life.

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