Pensions for MPs/MLAs???
The working career for an individual is around 35 years (from age 23 to 58), let us study the MP/MLA – he works in that position for only 5 to 10 years at an average, yet he demands lifetime pension for only 5 to 10 years service.
Therefore to be fair it should be as follows in each individual case : number of years served as MP/MLA is x. The pension benefit should be applicable only if service is beyond 5 years continuous service. Computed as follows (x/35)*MP or MLA salary. Further the MP or MLA salary should not exceed the basic salary of the highest paid Civil Service Officer of the Centre or State respectively. Only then will we see some justice. Further all MP and MLA payscales and perks must be brought in line with that of the highest paid Civil Service Officer of the Centre or State respectively.