What do you think the Dalai Lama is saying to the former PM?
Weekend levity. Posted with no comment.
A Rights to Information (RTI) query filed in 2012 and answered after July 2013 has revealed that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's basic salary was Rs 50,000/per month, with a sumptuary allowance of Rs. 3,000/pm a daily allowance (@Rs 2000 per day) of Rs 62,000, and a constituency allowance of Rs. 45,000.
But, clearly, that is not all that the prime minister enjoys, for the post comes with the residence at the coveted 7, Race Course Road in New Delhi, personal staff, special armoured limousines, SPG security, a special jet and much else besides.
It should have been a simple process. But the Keystone Cops in charge of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's PMO made such a right royal mess that the good doctor's PMO made the wrong kind of news when the country's trying to be generous in its farewell to the outgoing PM.
Twitter users suddenly found that the PM's formal Twitter handle, PMOIndia, was suddenly showing zero Tweets and a dramatically reduced number of followers.
"The overall verdict is that we have had a head of government whose demeanour is that of an orderly of a proper prime minister," says Ashok Mitra, in a wonderful column in the Telegraph: