Kerala MLA Salary, Benefits, Allowances, Perks and Pension

Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) in Kerala receives salary, benefits, allowances and perks. These benefits are decided by Kerala State Legislators as per Indian Constitution Article 164. Though the basic pay of MLA is minimal amount, total amount each MLA received will be minimum of Rs. 39,500/-. The upper limit depends other allowances and perks varying person to person, how they utilize their services.

Kerala MLA benefits

Minimum Benefits for Kerala MLA

Below list shows the minimum amount, an MLA in Kerala Legislative Assembly received:

  1. Monthly Salary: Rs. 1,000/-
  2. Constituency allowances: Rs. 12,000/-
  3. Phone allowance: Rs. 7,500/-
  4. Information allowance: Rs. 1,000/-
  5. Sumptuary allowance: Rs. 3,000/-
  6. Travelling allowance: Rs. 15,000/-

The total will be: Rs. 39,500/-

Kerala MLA Sitting Fee

Apart from the above minimum amount, Kerala MLA gets sitting fee as shown below:

  • Attending Legislative Assembly meeting: Rs. 750/-
  • Attending Legislative Committee: Rs. 750/-

Kerala MLA Medical Allowances

Medical allowance will be given actuals for the whole family members.

Kerala MLA Travelling Allowances

  1. Travel by road within the state: Rs. 7 per km
  2. Travel by road outside Kerala: Rs. 6 per km
  3. Incidental expenses for travel by train: Rs. 0.25 per km
  4. Travelling coupon for fuel and train: Rs. 2,75,000/year
  5. Free travel by any train and any class with spouse and an assistant / helper
  6. Free travel in KSRTC (Road/water)

Kerala MLA Loan Facilities

  1. Interest free vehicle loan: Rs. 5,00,000/-
  2. Home loan at 4% interest: Rs. 10,00,000/-

Both of the above loans to be repaid within the tenure.

Kerala MLA Book Allowance

MLA can buy books for the amount of Rs. 15,000 per year.

Kerala Ex-MLA Pension

Every Ex-MLA gets pension depending on completion of service years. The maximum amount will be Rs. 35.000/month respective of age. The details are given below:

  1. Completed less than 2 years: Rs. 6,000/-
  2. Completed upto 2 years: Rs. 7,000/-
  3. Completed upto 3 years: Rs. 8,000/-
  4. Completed upto 4 years: Rs. 9,000/-
  5. Completed upto 5 years: Rs. 10,000/-
  6. Ex-MLA served more than 5 years, additional amount Rs. 750/- for every one year.

Kerala Ex-MLA Age Benefits

  1. Additional benefit for Ex-MLA over 70 years and less than 80 years: Rs. 2,500/-
  2. Additional benefit for Ex-MLA over 80 years and less than 90 years: Rs. 3,000/-
  3. Additional benefit for Ex-MLA over 90 years: Rs. 3,500/-

Kerala Ex-MLA Travel Benefits

  1. Fuel / Railway coupon: Rs. 50,000 per year
  2. Free travel in KSRTC (road and water)

Kerala Ex-MLA Medical Benefits

Medical allowance will be given actuals.

There are 4 Comments

Kerala MLA Medical Allowances
Medical allowance will be given actuals for the whole family members.
This has to be changed,let government give medical insurance, then about family let them give 50% for the insurance if they want.

1. Complete travel allowances under this class should cancel. Because all MLAs are getting a travel allowance of RS. 15,000 per month.

2. Ex-MLA pension should provide after 65 years of age only.

Pensions for MPs/MLAs???
The working career for an individual is around 35 years (from age 23 to 58), let us study the MP/MLA – he works in that position for only 5 to 10 years at an average, yet he demands lifetime pension for only 5 to 10 years service.
Therefore to be fair it should be as follows in each individual case : number of years served as MP/MLA is x. The pension benefit should be applicable only if service is beyond 5 years continuous service. Computed as follows (x/35)*MP or MLA salary. Further the MP or MLA salary should not exceed the basic salary of the highest paid Civil Service Officer of the Centre or State respectively. Only then will we see some justice. Further all MP and MLA payscales and perks must be brought in line with that of the highest paid Civil Service Officer of the Centre or State respectively.

All the different types of payment must be cancelled for a consolidated monthly payment, say Rs 60,000 or there about for a month. Their travel can be made free on public transport, but all other types of travel must be borne by the MLA himself. Also medical benefits should be paid through insurance. This is how Canadian politicians are paid and they are doing a great job unlike our MLA who waste tax payers money for nothing. Canadian MP and MLA use their own vehicle when they want to travel and no money is paid by the govt for that, no police escort when they travel, no stopping of traffic for them to pass, they are treated just like any other citizen.