SC to hear Lok Prahari NGO's plea to stop giving pensions to Parliamentarians

| Updated: Aug 01, 2017 11:02 IST

New Delhi [India] Aug 1 (ANI): The Supreme Court will today hear the plea filed by the Lok Prahari NGO, seeking to stop giving pensions to the Parliamentarians. Earlier in March, the apex court had issued notices to the Centre, secretaries of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha in a plea seeking regulation of pension and allowances that parliamentarians are entitled. "We understand the crux and this needs to be looked into," the court observed. A bench comprising justices J. Chelameswar and S. Abdul Nazeer was hearing a public interest litigation filed by Uttar Pradesh-based non-profit organisation Lok Prahari. The petitioner argued that there are no guidelines for allowances received by members of Parliament. "If a person is elected at the age of 25-26, the individual is eligible for a lifetime of pension after a single term," said advocate Kamini Jaiswal who appeared on behalf of the petitioner. (ANI)