Thursday, 1 December, 2022

Topic: MLAs

Delhi pays Rs 90,000 per month, Telangana Rs 2.3 lakh — MLAs aren’t millionaires in all states

Earlier this month, Delhi revised the salaries for its MLAs after 11 years. MLA pay hikes have been a subject of many public debates, with political class often facing backlash for seeking raises.

Does a graduate MLA do better than a 12th-pass one? Here’s what UN University study found

Conducted by researchers affiliated with IIM-Bangalore, UN University World Institute for Development Economics Research, and International Initiative for Impact Evaluation.

The corrupt won’t be spared, says Punjab CM Mann. Cites ‘One MLA, one pension’ as example

Under the scheme, MLAs will get pension for only one term, instead of for each term served. The CM has said his govt plans to table a bill on the same in the ongoing budget session.

Floods in Assam, need govt’s full attention, Cong asks Shiv Sena MLA Eknath Shinde to leave

Congress state chief writes to Shinde, says the ‘royal hospitality’ provided to him and his MLAs at the time of floods was ‘unfair and unacceptable’.

MLAs are political entrepreneurs. Maharashtra is just the latest example

Your MLA is not on your side. Electoral victories are political equivalent of a start-up loan.

Training camp on voting? BJP shifts Rajasthan MLAs to resort days before Rajya Sabha polls

Move comes days after Congress sent its legislators to an Udaipur resort in an apparent bid to avoid poaching. Five candidates in fray against four Rajya Sabha vacancies in state.

MVA members arguing again, Pawar not convinced, but Uddhav govt backs new houses for ‘rural MLAs’

Opposition cites legislators’ high salaries & perks, calls new housing scheme an ‘attempt to keep the flock together’ in the House. Some MVA legislators have criticised the scheme as well.

Nearly 5,000 criminal cases pending against sitting & former MPs, MLAs, SC told

UP tops list with 1,339 cases still pending for final disposal. Bihar is second. Amicus curiae Vijay Hansaria says Centre didn’t provide suggestions over the monitoring panel.

Like Patel, Bose, Nehru, Indian MPs & MLAs must start at the bottom: in civic, panchayat bodies

Resistance to decentralisation does not come much from All-India Service officers but from state-level political leadership who know their powers of patronage will be curtailed.

On Camera


Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.