Bungalow, car, free treatment… MPs become special from ordinary as soon as they take oath, know what facilities they will get

Ananya Shroff
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Bungalow, car, free treatment… MPs become special from ordinary as soon as they take oath, know what facilities they will get

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha session of the 18th Lok Sabha has begun. On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, cabinet ministers and many other leaders took oath as members of Parliament. When the proceedings of the Lok Sabha began, Protem Speaker Bhartruhari Mahtab administered them oath as members of the 18th Lok Sabha. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the first to take oath in the Lok Sabha as the leader of the House. After PM Modi, the name of Congress MP Kodikunnil Suresh was called but he was not present in the House. After this, many other MPs took oath. After the oath taking, the MPs have become official members of the Lok Sabha. With this, the public representatives will start getting government facilities of MPs from today. Now these leaders will be counted from common to special people. What facilities do the MPs get for free from the government in the country? Let us tell you.

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Government Bungalow

Along with the oath taking ceremony, the work of allocating government bungalows to MPs in the capital Delhi also begins. Generally, there is no change in the residence of old MPs who come to the House for the second or third time. All other new MPs are given government accommodation in New Delhi area. All facilities like cook, security etc. are also available in this bungalow. MPs also have their office in their residence, where they deal with their government work. MPs can live with their families in their government bungalows.

Monthly salary and later pension also

The tenure of MPs starts as soon as they take oath and they get salary every month. According to the information, MPs get a salary of Rs 1 lakh every month. Apart from this, they get an additional allowance of Rs 2000 per day for meetings at their residence. According to the official website, MPs get an allowance of Rs 20,000, Rs 4000 for writing material and Rs 2000 for letters. Overall, an MP gets Rs 1 lakh as salary, about Rs 70,000 as constituency allowance, about Rs 60,000 for office expenses and daily allowance. Along with this, MPs are also given pension after retirement.

Free travel and free toll

MPs are given free travel passes for air, rail and road travel across the country. These passes help them travel for official and private work. Apart from this, MPs are given the facility of toll-free travel at toll plazas during road travel. Every MP is given two fast tags for toll exemption. MPs are provided with vehicle facility for official work in Delhi. This facility helps them in local travel.

Free telephone and internet

MPs are given free telephone and internet facilities. This facility helps them maintain communication with their constituency and across the country.

Free treatment for MPs and their families

MPs and their family members are provided free medical facilities in government hospitals. This facility is also available in prestigious government hospitals like AIIMS and Safdarjung Hospital. Even if the MP is referred to a private hospital, the government bears the entire cost of treatment.

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