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SC seeks reply of Centre on plea against pension, perks to MPs

The Supreme Court today sought responses from the Centre and the Election Commission of India (ECI) on a plea seeking scrapping of pension and other perks being given to Members of Parliament.

A bench headed by Justice J Chelameswar also issued notices to the Secretary General of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha on the plea filed by NGO Lok Prahari on the issue.

It has been alleged that pension and other perks being given to MPs even after demitting office are contrary to Article 14 (Right to Equality) of the Constitution.

The plea also said that Parliament has no power to provide for pensionary benefits to lawmakers without making any law.
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