One MLA pension scheme: Big leaders of Punjab including Captain will get financial setback

Punjab One MLA One Pension: One MLA One Pension Act has been implemented in Punjab. Under this law, now the legislators will be given a pension for one term only. With this new law, many big leaders including Captain Amarinder Singh, and Parkash Singh Badal may face a financial setback.

One MLA pension scheme: Big leaders of Punjab including Captain will get financial setback
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One MLA pension scheme has been implemented in Punjab. Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit has approved a bill related to one MLA and one pension. Under this new rule, now any leader, no matter how many times he is an MLA, will get a pension according to one term only. The opposition parties strongly opposed this bill of the government, but in spite of this, the bill has now been passed. With the implementation of this new law, many senior leaders including Amarinder Singh, and Badal may have to face financial setbacks.

According to state finance minister Harpal Singh Cheema, currently, more than 100 former MLAs get multiple pensions. According to Cheema, the government is trying to cut costs that are unnecessarily reducing earnings. The Punjab government will continue to take such public-friendly decisions in the interest of the state.

If you consider, the leaders who will get the biggest economic shock from this decision are Parkash Singh Badal, Captain Amarinder Singh, Sarwan Singh Phillaur, and Jathedar Ranjit Singh Brahmpura, Bibi Rajinder Kaur Bhathal, Balwinder Singh Bhundar, Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, Jathedar Tota and Lal Singh. Names like. Among them, Parkash Singh Badal, who was the Chief Minister of Punjab five times, would get the highest pension. Due to being an MLA 10 times, he was entitled to about Rs 6 lakh, but he had refused to take a pension a few days before the implementation of this law.

Apart from this, former Chief Minister Lal Singh has been a member of the legislature six times, leaders like Lal Singh, former minister Sarwan Singh Phillaur, Balwinder Singh Bhundar and Sukhdev Dhindsa have been MLAs six times and all get a pension of up to 3.25 lakhs. Being a member of the Rajya Sabha, he also takes advantage of salary and other pension-related facilities separately. Even though Captain Amarinder Singh lost the election this time, he was getting a pension of lakhs and now his pension will also be cut.

According to the figures of the Punjab government, according to the data released by government, the number of former MLAs who got more than one pension is 241. Now with the implementation of one MLA, and one pension, the state treasury will get a benefit of 19.53 crores.

At present, leaders in Punjab get 75 thousand for one term. After this, if he becomes an MLA again, then for each term, an increase of Rs 50,000 is made, which is about 66 percent. Now under the new rule, each MLA will get a pension of up to Rs 60,000 and a dearness allowance will also be paid.