Punjab govt issues notification providing former MLAs pension for only one term

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann

Chandigarh, Aug 13 (PTI) The Punjab government has issued a notification giving pension to former MLAs only for one term following an assent by the Punjab governor to a Bill in this regard.

The Punjab Assembly had passed the Punjab State Legislature Members (Pension and Medical Facilities Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2022 on June 30.

Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann in a tweet on Saturday said, “I am very happy to inform Punjabis that the Governor has given his assent to One MLA-One Pension Bill. The government has issued a notification.”

The state government is expected to save around Rs 19.53 crore annually through the move.


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Source: PTI