Why pension for a people's representative?
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India, Oct. 10 -- Last month Madhya Pradesh-based activist Chandra Shekhar Gaur filed the RTI query. The Lok Sabha Secretariat's First Appellate Authority cited Section 8 (1) (j) of the RTI Act, which authorises the information holding authority to refuse information if it deems it personal. The reply given was actually very strange. The information, the Lok Sabha secretariat has informed, was "personal", so details would not be shared. According to the Finance Bill of 2018, former MPs are entitled to a pension of Rs 25,000 every month, if they complete their five-year term. The MPs are entitled to an additional Rs 2,000 for every year served as an MP over the five-year period. Under the Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parlia...
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