Why pension for MPs and MLAs?
In a country where a government servant is eligible for full pension only after serving twenty years, do you think it is fair to allow pension and other additional perks for MPs and MLAs who complete just one term in office? How can it be or rather, can it be justified? Join this discussion and feel free to air your views on this topic.
We are aware of the earlier days when the honorarium our elected members were taking was very nominal.
Slowly their honorarium was converted to salary with many many other perks like free housing, free travel,free security and so on and so forth. The salaries have now become very high. Now the scheme of pension has also been introduced. An MP/MLA, who spends his one term in office will become eligible for full pension. Is it looking fair? A government employee will become eligible for pension only after 20 years of service. How can this political pension will be granted after 5 years? I think our able PM will look into it.