So Sachin Tendulkar is a member of Parliament too now. Something which no fan of sachin would have expected, but must be for sure they would have given an expression equaling “India is finally in good hands”. Till before the moment he was selected, the same person must have had slogans against politics with parliamentary words like shit, f**k and some more star-words, yes they are parliamentary words now.
If you switch on the indian news channels, they will show you, them doing far more than words, practical sessions do happen in parliament. Okay let me speak something related to the topic, What difference Sachin is going to make? Why is he keep on searching for glory, hasn’t he had enough of it already? Well, he has something more than the glory now. Yeah,I am referring to the printed papers . I am not saying he is after money, but he is now on the mission to save what he has earned so far. The designation, Member of Parliament has so much to receive pleasure from, definitely not fame but. I had to waste an hour to search for the shortest list on a look at the allowances an MP gets. Remember this is the shortest list I was able to find.
Each Indian MP gets:
Rs 14,000 (about $311) for office expenses every month, which includes Rs 3,000 for stationary items, Rs 1,000 on franking of letters and Rs 10,000 for secretariat services.
A monthly constituency allowance of Rs 10,000. A daily allowance of Rs 500 when Parliament is in session. Parliament has three sessions every year. The Budget Session (February to May), Monsoon session (July to September), and Winter session (November and December). A daily travel allowance of Rs 8 per kilometre.
Each MP and his spouse or companion are entitled to unlimited, free, first class railway travel anywhere in the country. They can also travel anywhere in India — with a spouse or companion — 40 times by air free of cost every year, business class.
An MP gets a sprawling bungalow in the heart of New Delhi for which he pays a rent of just Rs 2,000 (about $44) per month.
Each MP gets near-free electricity of 50,000 units every year. And free water.
The MP’s bungalow is furnished — with air conditioners, refrigerators and television sets — free of cost. Maintenance of the house — including washing of sofa covers and curtains — is done free of cost by the government.
MPs are entitled to three phone lines and 170,000 free local calls every year.
When an MP travels abroad officially, he is entitled to free business class air tickets. He is also paid a daily traveling allowance, which varies depending upon the country being visited.
Most medical expenses of MPs are taken care of by the Contributory Health Service Scheme of the Union government.
Each MP also gets Rs 20 million (about $434,782) each year from the Members of Parliament Local Area Development Fund. But the MP does not get the money directly. Instead, it is transferred to respective district headquarters where projects are being implemented.
After an MP completes a term in office, he is entitled to pension. The basic monthly pension amount is Rs 3,000 (about $66). But it goes up according to the number of years an MP has served in Parliament.
I think Sachin doesn’t know anything about this, he wouldn’t even have googled about it. As an Indian, one has to say like this or else you will be called crazy, jealous and with some other great characteristics. Sachin as a person has made so many records for his name and that naturally helped the country’s recognition over the world although we couldn’t win any big tournaments by all those records. Now this makes him eligible to become a member of the parliament. Sachin has now earned more than what he has done for our country. I am actually a bit happy about this news because when first everyone was running over the name Sachin Tendulkar, I thought he was selected as the president of India. That could have been more fun. So as a normal matured indian one will surely think about the allowances he is going to get. As a cricket fan, you-know-what. As this is the end of the post, I have wasted just another 30 minutes crying on Sachin Tendulkar’s growth. But these are from my mind, Sachin is using the holes on Indian politics and I am not proud of my country.