Urijit Patel Gets Rs 2 Lakh A Month, Has No Support Staff at Home 

Patel still lives in the flat in Mumbai that was allotted to him when he was Deputy RBI Governor, the RBI said.

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RBI Governor 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 in a reply to an RTI query.

Patel, who took over as RBI chief in September, still lives in the flat in Mumbai that was allotted to him when he was Deputy RBI Governor, 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.
Reserve Bank of India in a reply to an RTI query

The bank was asked to provide details of the remuneration given to former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan and incumbent Patel.

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 salary.


Rajan demitted office on September 4, and was given Rs 27,933 as remuneration for four days. He assumed charge of RBI Governor from 5 September 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 in 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 support staff in the bungalow provided by the bank to the former Governor Raghuram Rajan in Mumbai.
Reserve Bank of India

The Centre had recently declined to share details on the appointment of Patel and other candidates shortlisted for the top post in the central bank, saying these are "Cabinet papers" and cannot be made public.

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