Parveen Arora

Tribune Information Service

Karnal, November 11

The pension and perks of 286 former MLAs of Haryana are costing the exchequer Rs 2.54 crore each month. This was revealed in a reply to an RTI filed by a Karnal-based activist Shakti Singh, who has sought info concerning the pension being given to former MLAs together with the hike in salaries of the Speaker, Deputy Speaker and MLAs. In addition to, he has sought particulars of dues of constructing and automobile mortgage that are mendacity pending with the MLAs and former MLAs.

“As many as 286 former MLAs are getting Rs 2,54,46,000 as pension monthly. Of them, 21 former MLAs are entitled to get greater than Rs 1.5 lakh pension every monthly,” stated the reply.

“The brand new authorities workers usually are not entitled to pension advantages, however the MLAs are entitled to get pension. Furthermore, a number of pension advantages are given to the MLAs if they’re elected for multiple time. It needs to be stopped as the general public representatives declare to return in politics for serving the society,” stated Shakti Singh.

Data furnished by the Haryana Meeting in response to the RTI utility has revealed that the salaries of a Speaker and Deputy Speaker have been hiked 5 occasions in 10 years. It was Rs 12,000 monthly in 2006 and was raised to Rs 60,000 in 2016. At current, the Speaker and Deputy Speaker are drawing Rs 60,000 every.

Equally, the wage of the MLAs has additionally been hiked to 4 occasions in six years. Every MLA was given Rs 10,000 monthly in 2010-2011, and it was raised to Rs 40,000 in 2016. At current, every MLA is getting Rs 40,000 monthly, the reply added.

Calculations has additional revealed that 33 former MLAs have taken advance of Rs 16,78,56,785 between 2014-2019, of which they’ve returned solely Rs 6,94,22,668 whereas Rs 9,84,34,117 is mendacity pending. Equally, 9 MLAs have taken home advance of Rs 3.75 crore, of which Rs 1,67,51550 had been deposited again by them and Rs 2,07, 48450 was pending.

The small print additional stated 100 MLAs and former MLAs had taken advance of Rs 13.80 crore for automobiles between January 1, 2014, to August 2020. A sum of Rs 9.28 crore had been recovered whereas the remaining was pending.

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