Sachin Tendulkar, whose tenure as a Rajya Sabha MP recently came to an end, has reportedly donated his entire salary to PM’s Relief Fund. Throughout his term of 6 years as a Rajya Sabha member, the Master Blaster has earned an amount of INR 90 Lakhs including monthly allowances. The news was revealed when PMO released a letter acknowledging this gesture of Tendulkar.
The letter issued by PMO to acknowledge Tendulkar’s heartwarming gesture stated, “Prime Minister acknowledges this thoughtful gesture and conveys his gratitude. These contributions will be of immense help in providing assistance to the persons in distress.”
In this past 6 years, the former cricketer has attended only 7.3% sessions since the inception of his membership in 2012. It’s reported that Tendulkar has attended just 29 of nearly 400 Parliament sessions. Throughout his tenure, he asked 22 questions and didn’t introduce any bill. He had also requested an afternoon slot for discussion on lack of proper training facilities for athletes and assistance required by athletes in India
However, the former cricketer has made good utilization of MP Local Area Development Fund. According to the data released by his office, he has sanctioned 185 projects across India utilizing INR 7.4 Crores out of the allocated amount of INR 30 Crores. These projects include education and related structural development pertaining to building and renovation of classrooms.
Besides, the former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar also adopted two villages under the Sansad Gram Adarsh Yojna Scheme. These include Donja in Maharashtra and Puttam Raju Kandriga in Andhra Pradesh.