SC dismisses petition against pension, benefits to former MPs

Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a petition challenging the constitutional validity of the salaries and allowances given to MPs and pensions provided to previous MPs.

Before in March, the apex courtroom bench of Justice J Chelameswar and Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul reserved the verdict on NGO Lok Prahari’s plea.

The decision was taken after listening to the arguments from petitioner S.N. Shukla and Legal professional Standard K.K. Venugopal, who appeared for the Centre.

Venugopal in his argument submitted that the Centre has laid down the thought of environment up of a long term system to often revise wage of MPs.

The bench had previously expressed dissent in excess of the Centre for not clarifying its stand on repairing an unbiased physique for the salaries and perks for MPs.

Lok Prahari NGO had submitted an attractiveness against the Allahabad Significant Court’s April 2016 buy, which dismissed the petition challenging the constitutional validity of the Salary, Allowances, and Pension of Members of Parliament Act, 1954.

It also rejected the problem against the grant of facilities and positive aspects to the previous MPs.(ANI)