SC dis­misses PIL against pen­sion, ben­e­fits to EX­MPS

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - - HTNATION - HT Cor­re­spon­dent

NEWDELHI:THE Supreme Court dis­missed a pe­ti­tion chal­leng­ing pay­ment of pen­sion and other fa­cil­i­ties to for­mer mem­bers of Par­lia­ment (MPS) and their de­pen­dents, say­ing it will not in­ter­fere with the is­sue.

A bench of Jus­tices J Che­lamesh­war and San­jay Kis­han Kaul ruled that it is not a jus­ti­cia­ble is­sue and mat­ter in chal­lenge “is in the or­bit of wis­dom of Par­lia­ment in choos­ing/chang­ing the leg­isla­tive pol­icy”.

The court was rul­ing on a plea by an NGO, Lok Pra­hari, which ar­gued that pro­vid­ing pen­sion/ fam­ily pen­sion to ex-mps as well as con­tin­u­a­tion of fa­cil­i­ties re­gard­ing unutilised quota of tele­phone calls, elec­tric­ity and wa­ter units are il­le­gal and must be scrapped.

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