New Delhi: The Central Bank informed that Urjit Patel who was on August 20 named as RBI's Governor to succeed Raghuram Rajan takes home a salary of Rs 2 lakh per month and has not been provided with any support staff at his residence.
Patel is currently in possession of the bank's flat (Deputy Governor's flat) in Mumbai.
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) provided this information in a reply to an RTI query.
Two cars and two drivers have been provided to the present Governor, RTI reply said.
For the month of October — the first full month Patel was in office as Governor — Patel got Rs 2.09 lakh as his salary, the same amount drawn by Rajan as his August's salary.
Rajan assumed the charge of RBI Governor from September 5, 2013 at a monthly salary of Rs 1.69 lakh. His salary was revised to Rs 1.78 lakh and Rs 1.87 lakh respectively during 2014 and March 2015. His salary was hiked to Rs 2.09 lakh from Rs 2.04 lakh in January this year, the RTI reply said.
Rajan was provided with three cars and four drivers. "One caretaker and nine maintenance attendants were posted as supporting staff in the bungalow provided by the bank to the former Governor Raghuram Rajan at Mumbai," RBI said.
With PTI Inputs