The Reserve Bank Of India governor gets a little over Rs 2 lakh as salary. Urjit Patel gets a little over Rs 2 lakh as salary and has not been provided with any supporting staff at his residence, the central bank has said.
Urjit Patel took over as RBI Governor in September. Currently, he is in possession of the Deputy Governor's flat at Mumbai, it said.
"No supporting staff has been provided to the present Governor, Urjit Patel at his residence. Two cars and two drivers have been provided to the present Governor," RBI said in reply to an RTI query.
The bank was asked to provide details of remuneration given to former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan and incumbent Patel.
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.