When our Prime Minister is Lecturing every day to Give Up lot of our USAGES , like LPG subsidy ,
this article brings the facts regarding the facilities available to MP of our country. This IS not visible to our Prime Minister, he is not asking the MPs to Give up the facilities, only the other citizen to GIVE UP.
What is this . The salary of MPs should be stopped as they are PUBLIC SERVANTS. They should serve for the people with out any salary as they are getting many other facilities like free accommodation, free travels, subsidized food etc.
READERS, PLEASE THINK OVER AND EXPRESS YOUR COMMENTS.
Open Letter To PM: Why I Won’t #GiveItUp So Ministers Can Get ‘Free Phone Calls’
Dear Mr. Prime Minister,
Every time we open a newspaper or switch on the TV, we encounter your smiling face asking us to join the #GiveItUp Movement, apparently to “Be a Proud Partner in Nation Building”. What you’re asking us to ‘give up’ is the measly LPG subsidy that we are entitled to. But here is why I won’t.
Currently, an Indian household is entitled to get twelve 14.2 Kg cylinders of domestic cooking gas per year. At the subsidised rate, each cylinder costs Rs. 417.82 while the market price stands at Rs. 608.50 (for Indane Gas in Delhi). So, for each household the subsidy is Rs. 190.68 per cylinder and amounts to a measly sum of Rs.2,288.16 per year. As of now, each Member of Parliament gets a monthly salary of Rs. 50,000, constituency allowance of Rs. 45,000 and office expense allowance of Rs. 45,000, adding up to Rs.140,000. Surely, the government can spend Rs. 2288 for each household when it can pay each MP a whopping Rs. 1.4 lakh per month.
While the common man is constantly struggling to meet his bills, the government pays hundreds of crores on the Ministers and MPs. They receive amenities to travel in AC First Class by any railway in India on the strength of his ID card when every other Indian must pay Rs. 1203 for similar facilities for a 50 Km ride on the Rajdhani Express. They can travel by air, free of cost, and even get 34 free air journeys along with spouse or relatives but for the Indian citizen the lowest possible airfare is around Rs. 4000 (from Mumbai to Delhi).
SOI: EXSERVICEMEN WELFARE.