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Lok Sabha election 2019: The average annual self-income of 479 sitting Members of Parliament (MPs) is Rs 30.29 lakh.

Lok Sabha election 2019: The average annual self-income of 479 sitting Members of Parliament (MPs) is Rs 30.29 lakh. Among these, the average annual income of 19 MPs from Andhra Pradesh is the highest at Rs 105.9 lakh, followed by Odisha's 15 MPs having an annual self-income of Rs 68.8 lakh. These numbers have been revealed in a study by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR). The study analysed the self-declared affidavits of 479 out of 521 sitting Lok Sabha MPs, submitted in 2014 prior to Lok Sabha Elections. As many as 42 MPs have not declared their income. 

Lowest income

MPs of Goa have the lowest average annual self-income of Rs. 5.2 Lakh, followed by 33 MPs analysed from Tamil Nadu with an average annual self-income of Rs. 7.2 Lakhs. Five MPs did not give their profession in their affidavit. As many as 98 out of 479 MPs have declared business as their profession, and 91 MPs identified themselves as agriculturist/farmer. 

Profession-wise break-up

The report of the study said that 16 MPs, who declared their profession as Actor/Film-maker/Singer, have the highest average annual self-income of Rs 106.81 lakh. Fourty MPs, who declared their profession as agriculture and business, have the second highest average annual self-income of Rs. 75.24 lakhs.

Education

As many as 106 MPs have declared their educational qualification as a graduate. The average annual self-income of these graduate MPs is Rs. 41.28 Lakh. Also, there are six MPs who have declared their educational qualification as 5th Pass. The average annual self-income of these six MPs is Rs. 1.41 crore.

As many as 150 MPs, aged between 46-55 years, have average annual self-income of Rs. 40.54 lakhs whereas 54 MPs aged 66-75 years, have an average annual self-income of Rs. 16.72 Lakhs.
There are only 58 MPs are women. On average, a male MP’s annual self- income is Rs. 30.54 lakhs, whereas for a female MP, it is Rs. 28.46 Lakhs.

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