NEW DELHI, Nov 4, Reuter: Indian members of parliament on Thursday voted themselves a 50 percent pay rise, doubled their daily allowances and lengthened their list of privileges, United News of India said:

The pay hike, which gives the nation’s 778 MP’s a monthly salary of 1,150 rupees (103 dollars), cost 40 million rupees (2.7 million dollars), parliamentary Minister HK. Bhagat told parliament.

Bhagat said he was aware the new benefits, which included doubling the daily allowances to 150 rupees (11 dollars) and free first class travel for MP’s spouses, remained inadequate,

Article extracted from this publication >> November 11, 1988