From Re 1 to Rs 2 lakh: How much do our politicians earn?

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Aug 10, 2016 10:07 IST
(Illustration: Siddhant Jumde)

As Maharashtra lawmakers passed a bill to raise their own monthly salaries, now surpassing even the President’s, here’s a look at how much netas across India make:

The big three

President: Rs 1.50 lakh

Vice-president: Rs 1.25 lakh

Governor: Rs 1.10 lakh


Chief minister: Rs 1.2 lakh

Ministers: Rs 1.2 lakh

MLAs, MLCs: Rs 88,000

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal at HT Media House in New Delhi. (Jasjeet Plaha/HT File Photo)

Proposals to hike ministers’ salaries to Rs 3.6 lakh and MLAs’ to Rs 2.10 lakh has been passed by the Delhi Assembly, but is yet to get the Centre’s nod.


Chief minister: Rs 2.25 lakh (approximately)

Ministers: Rs 2.05 lakh (approximately)

MLAs, MLCs: Rs 1.70 lakh (approximately)

Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis during the assembly monsoon session at Vidhan Bhavan in Mumbai. (Kunal Patil/HT File Photo)

The salary hike (250% for ministers, 126% for MLAs, MLCs) will come into effect from December. While the basic pay will remain less than that of the President and governor, there will be perks and allowances.


Chief minister: Rs 4.21 lakh

MLAs: Rs 2.5 lakh

Telangana chief minister and TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao addressing the party's legislative party meeting in Hyderabad. (PTI File Photo)

Andhra Pradesh

Chief minister: Rs 2.40 lakh

MLAs: Rs 1.25 lakh

File photo of Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu. (HT Photo)

Tamil Nadu

Chief minister: Rs 1

MLAs: Rs 55,000

AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa at the Madras University, in Chennai. (PTI Photo)

The legislators also get a daily allowance of Rs 500 to attend session and Rs 20,000 travel allowance in two instalments every year for train travel anywhere in India.

West Bengal

Chief minister: Mamata Banerjee doesn’t accept any salary. She donates it to the chief minister’s relief fund. She didn’t take her salary as an MLA too.

MLAs: Rs 42,000

TMC chief Mamata Banerjee addressing the Martyr's Day rally at Esplanade in Kolkata. (Subhendu Ghosh/HT File Photo)


Chief minister: Rs 2.5 lakh

MLAs: Rs 1.6 lakh

Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat addresses the media in Dehradun. (PTI Photo)

Uttar Pradesh

Chief minister: Rs 1.01 lakh

MLAs, MLCs: Rs 75,000

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav. (PTI File Photo)

Madhya Pradesh

Chief minister: Rs 2 lakh

MLAs: Rs 1.10 lakh

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. (HT File Photo)

The hike came into effect from April this year. The chief minister’s salary rose from Rs 1.43 lakh and that of MLAs from Rs 71,000.

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