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 said in reply to a RTI query. The bank was asked to provide details of remuneration given to former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan and incumbent Patel.
For 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 salary in August.
Patel, who became RBI Governor in September, is in possession of the bank’s flat (Deputy Governor’s flat) in Mumbai, the RBI 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,” it added