New Delhi: RBI Governor Urjit Patel may be a high profile personality and in news for his position, but the fact is that the salary and emoluments he gets are in no comparison to the interest that surrounds his profile.
As per PTI report, RBI chief get a little over Rs 2 lakh as salary and has not been provided with any supporting staff at his residence. However, two cars and drivers have been provided to Patel, RBI said in reply to RTI query filed by PTI. 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
For the month of October, 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..
Patel was on August 20 named as RBI's Governor to succeed Rajan.