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Kerala HC dismisses plea against granting of pension to ex-MLAs

The Bench noted the SC while dealing with a grant of pension to members of Parliament had upheld the power of Parliament to provide pension for MPs.

Published: 09th March 2019 01:47 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th March 2019 01:47 AM   |  A+A-

Kerala High Court (File photo)

By Express News Service

KOCHI: The Kerala High Court on Friday held that the state government has the legislative competence to enact Pension Act, facilitating pension to former members of  Legislative Assembly.  

A Division Bench headed by Chief Justice issued the order while dismissing the petition challenging the constitutional validity of Kerala Payment of Pension to Members of Legislature Act which provide for the payment of pension to former MLAs.

The Bench noted the SC while dealing with a grant of pension to members of Parliament had upheld the power of Parliament to provide pension for MPs.

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