Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann said that the governor has approved the gazette notification of one MLA pension.
Punjab Governor Banwari Lal Purohit has approved one MLA pension scheme. The file was pending with the Governor for a long time. After the Governor’s approval, a gazette notification has been issued in this regard.
CM Bhagwant Mann himself has given this information by tweeting. Till now, there was a separate pension for each period in the state. For example, if a leader became an MLA five times, he would get five pensions.
But now only one pension will be given. After the notification about the pension of MLAs, now MLAs will get 60 thousand rupees pension and DA only after the completion of their tenure.
According to the data released by the government, the number of former MLAs who have received more than one pension is 241. 19.53 crore will benefit the exchequer by giving one pension.
To reduce the financial burden on the state, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government had already announced a Single Pension Scheme for MLAs.