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Analysis of Income and Profession of Sitting MPs , Lok Sabha Elections 2014

ADR and NEW have analysed the self-declared affidavits of 479 out of 521 sitting Lok Sabha MPssubmitted in 2014 prior to Lok Sabha Elections. 42 MPs have not declared their income thus, have not been included in this report.This report primarily focuses on the annual (self) income of the sitting MPs only.

For the complete report, please visit: https://adrindia.org/content/lok-sabha-elections-2014-analysis-income-and-profession-sitting-mps

Summary and Highlights

v  The average annual self-income of 479 sitting MPs is Rs.30.29 Lakhs.

v  Andhra Pradesh’s 19 MPs analysed have the highest average annual self-income of Rs. 105.9 Lakhs, followed by Odisha’s 15 MPs analysed with average annual self-income of Rs. 68.8 Lakhs.

v  2 MPs analysed of Goa have the lowest average annual self-income of Rs. 5.2 Lakhs, followed by 33 MPs analysed of Tamil Nadu with average annual self-income of Rs. 7.2 Lakhs.

v  Out of 479 MPs analysed, 5(2%) MPs have not given their profession in their affidavit.

v  98(20%) out of 479 MPs have declared business as their profession, and 91(19%) MPs as an agriculturist/ farmer.

v  16(3%) MPs who have declared their profession as Actor/Filmmaker/ Singer have the highest average annual self-income of Rs. 106.81 Lakhs.

v  40(8%) MPs who have declared their profession as agriculture and business have the second highest average annual self-income of Rs. 75.24 lakhs.

v  106(22%) MPs have declared their educational qualification as a graduate.  The average annual self-income of these MPs is Rs. 41.28 Lakhs.

v  There are 6 MPs who have declared their educational qualification as 5th Pass. The average annual self-income of these 6 MPs is Rs. 1.41 crores

v  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.

v  Only 58(12%) 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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