Oct 13, 2017

Allowance for retired MPs Featured

Retired parliamentarians will be paid a Rs. 10,000 allowance in addition to their pensions from this month, according to a government decision.

If the ex-MP is no more, the surviving widow or widower too, is entitled to this payment.

Eligible to receive this allowance are 261 former MPs, 201 widows or widowers and six dependents.

The government spends Rs. 17 million to pay their pensions.