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PTI Indore
Updated: 13-11-2018 23:21 IST

While electioneering is underway

in Madhya Pradesh, reply to an RTI query has revealed that Rs

149 crore were paid from state treasuries in salaries and

allowances to 231 outgoing legislators in last five years.

The allowances were over three times the salary bill,

the data shows.

According to the data furnished under the Right to

Information by the Assembly secretariat, the salary bill of

MLAs between April 2013 to September 2018 was Rs 32.03 crore,

while they were paid Rs 117-crore in various allowances in the

same period.

Travel allowances paid to the MLAs alone accounted

for Rs 34.03 crore.

RTI activist Chandrashekhar Gaud had sought this


According to the economic survey for FY 2017-18, per

capita income of the state was Rs 79,907 while the average

income of legislators was Rs 14.48 lakh in the same financial


Elections for the 230-member Assembly will be held on

November 28. One member of the house is nominated.

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