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Should a performance based pay scheme be introduced for MPs?

Asked by Vikas Gupta on 30, Aug 2010 04:19 PM | Total Answers: (45)
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  • In my opinion question raised is not much relevant. Major role of Member of Parliament is of legislature and to influence and shape policy making for socio-economic development of nation and betterment of life of the people, and that is a collective process involving participation of MPs across party lines. So, it will be difficult to judge the performance of individual level in a collective action. One can argue on proper utilization of MPLAD fund in their respective constituency, but it is very minor role compared to his role as legislature. However, a Minister is legislature as well as executive and his performance can be judged on some laid down indicators, and accordingly performance based schemes my be thought of ...See More Answered by D C Srivastava , Jt. G M at O F Trichy | 11, Oct 2011 05:13 PM
  • I THINK A REJECTION OPTION SHOULD BE AVAILBLE IN THE ELECTORAL
    SYSTEM WHERE THE VOTERS CAN OPT FOR THIS IF THEY SIMPLY DO NOT
    KNOW THE CANDIDATE OR KNOWINGLY DO NOT WANT TO OPT FOR HIM (.)
    THIS WOULD MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN FAIR VOTING SYSTEM AND THE CANDIDATES WOULD KNOW THEIR ACTUAL PICTURE (.) Answered by MADHURI , office adminsttation at pvt com in pune | 04, Sep 2011 03:04 PM
  • Salary and perquisites to Members of Parliament (MP's) are governed by the Pay Commission of India. Their appointment is through the Lok Sabha route from the work done by them in the respective constituencies which they represent. In India, It is each MP's desire and endeavour to upgrade his / her status to being a member of the Rajya Sabha. A sitting Member of Parliament has a say in formulating policies; implementation is left to the respective Chief Ministers of each State. Given these circumstances, there is no question of a performance based pay scheme to be introduced for MPs. Answered by FCA Prashant Chavan , Head - Risk Assurance at ANB Consulting Co. Pvt. Ltd. | 09, Mar 2011 09:36 AM
  • When Governance (MPs and a Prime Chair) still decides the fate of the nation ;
    and if, this is a matter of debate.

    I see this as the pay of a business unit head, de-linked from performance.
    We need 'Pay/Quit for Performance' applied urgently to all accountable positions, if we need to not just sustain, put keep pace with the growth story. Answered by Jeen Ronald , Senior Consultant at Cognizant Technology Solutions | 15, Nov 2010 12:08 AM
  • Really this is very interesting question ,Here you are using two words in input performance and based gives output pay.If you are going to see any organisation without performance you are not going to get any pay raise.The question is who will perform on what base,There wil be some shorts of system by which certain objective to be set up with target within a timeframe and monitoring by indipendent bodys. If they acheived the target certainly claim for pay saise otherwise shall not. Answered by Sanjay Kumar | 13, Oct 2010 10:12 PM
  • IN ALL EARNESTNESS CANDIDATES CONTESTING FOR M.P/M.L.A SEATS SHOULD NECESSARILY POSSESS MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION SAY A DEGREE. THEY SHOULD NOT HAVE ANY MORAL TURPITUDE.THEIR CONDUCT AND BEHAVIOUR SHOULD BE HIGH ORDER. AS THEY TAKE OATH OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE CONSTITUTION AND COME FORWARD TO DO PUBLIC SERVICE IN THE DEMOCRATIC SET UP GAUGING THEIR PERFORMANCE IS UNWARRANTED. IF THEY ARE BENT UPON SERVICE IN ITS TRUE SPIRIT WHERE IS THE QUESTION OF PAY AND PERKS. THEY ARE ADEQUATELY GUARDED PHYSICALLY AND FINANCIALLY IN VIEW OF MULTIFARIOUS ALLOWANCES IN CASH AND KIND WHICH I SUPPOSE IS MORE THAN SUFFICIENT DURING THEIR ACTIVE SERVICE AND AFTER RETIRING FROM THE COVETED POSITION Answered by MUTHUKRISHNAN , SENIOR CITIZEN at DOES NOT ARISE | 23, Sep 2010 08:34 PM
  • Salary is OK but their performance should be evaluted regularly and made public. Voters should know thier activities. Accountability is the issue. They are paid from the tax payers money hence full control on their activities are essential. Peer review of the MPs may be initiated to highlight the good or bad practices, one is indulging in, at the expense of the voters. Answered by Abhyuday Chowdhury , Partner at practising CA | 15, Sep 2010 05:01 PM
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  • if they work then we can evaluate their performance . Commented by Satya Narayana Palukuru, Advocates & Mediators at Advocate , Hyderabad | 1434 days ago
  • no .there should no linking of any parameter to MP payment .you have no knowledge that under what circumstances they win and how they have the public when the govt machinary not working. See how they have to keep the people motivated . Hat off to them .payment should be no concern for them .
    salute them of thier feat in elections people who are in politics know how is it difficult to contest . Answered by satypal phogat , Director at astoninstitute of mgt andtech | 07, Sep 2010 01:59 PM
  • Probably the performance based pay linked to how much corruption less or more they were doing.

    rajan Answered by Rajan Puliyakkade , Manager(Electrical) at State Bank Of India | 06, Sep 2010 07:59 AM
  • they are not bothered about pay or performance. Once they assume office, money will start flowing in from all channels. These salary etc. are only pocket money for them. We the residents of India are fools to elect them and watch them earn millions. Answered by brahamanapalle Murthy , Manager Internal Audit at Ashok Leyland Ltd | 02, Sep 2010 07:18 PM
  • Do they really need pay? As per the system to appoint anybody in the Govt. sector/pvt. sector, they need to have min. qualification. Is there any such system to pay the MPs. How can anybody evaluation the performance to pay them Answered by vijaya rao , Senior Manager at Punjab National Bank | 02, Sep 2010 10:19 AM
  • more than pay (since they are not bothered about Pay)
    a system to recall his election as suggested by Honorable ex speaker or a system to receive protest from the electorate after a period of 2 yrears can make them alert about their role of developement for his constieuncy Answered by Satya Narayana Palukuru , Advocates & Mediators at Advocate , Hyderabad | 01, Sep 2010 03:19 PM
  • this is very complicated one,this is like fruit is first or seed. the political parties selects the candidates so the parties as well known are most corrupt,they select candidates with corruption as they collect huge amounts for ticket(corruption),when the party collects naturally the candidate has to indulge in malpractice to earn money what he spent..apart from this voter also wants money to vote.so all this is starts from the route.cause. as long as people decide not to vote people who pay the money to voter.
    what i say is the only way is if voted him first ,then second time people should not vote,so slowly we can bring change in voting pattern.,and may elect man who is really working for people.but it is long process.first ...See More Answered by kalvakota rammohan rao , long lasting friend ship.love at self employment | 01, Sep 2010 08:44 AM
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  • The rejection system as suggested by ex-Chief Election Commissioner Shri T.N. Seshan is an answer to eliminate non-performing representatives. This also would help in eliminating representatives with criminal background. Further, a rejected candidate should not be allowed to contest elections for a particular period and again he/she is rejected, that person should not be allowed to contest elections. Once a candidate is rejected by people, political parties would be more vigilant in nominating good candidates with better performance. We need this radical change in the election process.. Commented by B L Benny, Office Superintenedent & Secretary at Wilbur Smith Associates | 1451 days ago
  • IN CONTINUATION THE ELECTION COMMISSION IS ALREADY HAS SOME LAWS TO STOP CANDIDATES FROM FILING NOMINATIONS, IF THEY ARE CONVICTED BY COURT, OR INVOLVED IN ROWDYISM THE ELCTION COMMISSION MUST BE VERY STRICT AND MAKE MORE STRINGENT LAWS NOT TO ALLOW THE TAINTED MEMBERS TO FILE APPLICATIONS.THIS IS ONE WAY OF STOPPING NON PERFORMERS TO PARLIAMENT..THIS IS MORE IMPORTANCE THE PEOPLE SHOULD NOT VOTE ONCE ELECTED THEY HAVE NOT PERFORMED.THEY SHOULD NOT BE ELECTED./REJECT THE CANDIDATES.. Commented by kalvakota rammohan rao, long lasting friend ship.love at self employment | 1451 days ago
  • Its Fukin Crazy Answered by Ramu , Owner at AAA Consultants | 01, Sep 2010 02:13 AM
  • Hi,
    60% of the MP's are crorepati in the current parliament for them the so called pay scheme is vouge. The so called socialist or the leftist are also friends of them. What is the accountibility, who feed them for election what is their attendance , some time the qurame is also not fullfilled. Why to talk about perfomance. Answered by Surender Pal , Asst Manager at New India Assurance Company Ltd | 31, Aug 2010 10:03 PM
  • Yes. Since no work no pay rule is applicable to all govt servants and these MPs are drawing their salaries from Govt exchequer., the rule NO work No pay should be strictly implemented for these MPs., who otherwise mint money through various underhand dealingsd. we people in India are not worth demoracy when we see total choas all over the country in our political systems and thus corruption in our entire official and personal and businesssystems Answered by LAJPAT RAI THAKRAL , GENERAL SECRETARY at Bank of India Retirees Association | 31, Aug 2010 09:58 PM
  • Dear Vikasji,
    First of all we should first discuss do the MPs really perform? How many of them are loyal to the voters who have elected them? It is very shameful that Indian voter is tolerating this years together. The voters have become pessimistic for our democracy that they are not coming for voting and the day of voting is celebrated as a picnic day.We are the culprits who are electing the useless and corrupt representatives and in turn they will increase their pay, they will eat the MP's fund allotted through corrupt practices and we will just curse them. If the voter turnout in our country remains around 35 to 45 % there is no future for our democracy and we have left just to blame them and not ourselves as we prefer to ...See More Answered by Vijay Bhatewara , Assistant Manager at Syndicate Bank | 31, Aug 2010 08:03 PM
  • I think you have two parts of your suggestion
    1. Appraisal
    2. Perks based on appraisal

    I want to submit that politics is not a profession. Its not that someone selects as a profession. It comes out of natural urge and a tendency to oppose injustice makes out a big leader. Today our nation is standing on the basis of great leaders of past who made the architecture and foundation for us. What perks were they getting? Can there be a perk for Rajendra Prasad, Bhimrao Ambedkar, Sri Patel, Lal bahadur Sastri and lot more?

    Certainly not. MPs are not MBAs.

    Appraisal should be there but perks based on appraisal is against the spirit of Politics and Nation. Answered by Rajesh Kumar Pandey , Finance Manager at Hidden | 31, Aug 2010 06:35 PM
  • NO, we are not yet ripe for it. Boosting of work done is general habit and we do not have mechanism to judge the performance. It will be better to educate the people to elect right person and insist performance. Answered by PARSO SUKHEJA , ADVOCATE at PENSIONER | 31, Aug 2010 02:19 PM
  • yes you are very correct. the MP's should be given such incentives with the performance of on the promises they made while elections.they promise and forget even the constituency,from where they are elected.the better performance better pay /allowance.the money is public money they should serve and be paid. Answered by kalvakota rammohan rao , long lasting friend ship.love at self employment | 31, Aug 2010 01:29 PM
  • Sure it ought to be done.... but who will bell the cat ??? No one is there to meaure the MPS.... Even with the pay hike @ 300% they are sure that they make money back and front which unaccounted. If it is implemented also they do not bother.... The actual Problem is not with the politician here.... the problem is with general public.... They vote all the nonsence people and sending to Parliament...... In a Major IT city, there is a IT minister who does even know how to talk in English..... and he is IT minister..... it is our fate to go thru all these kind of nonsense.... what to do...... Public should vote only the good people irrespective of the Party.... When it happens GOD only knows... No use in talking this ...See More Answered by Venkataramani Paramasivam , Vice President - HR & Administration & Facility Management at Suncoree DB | 31, Aug 2010 12:39 PM
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  • Its a really absurd idea and is going to help MPs in earning rather than controlling them. Its not that you get x% of fund to do this job and all.
    MPs are peoples representative and not commission agents for doing peoples welfare. Why people envy increase in salary of MPs.

    Escaping from the root problem will not solve anything. Educated people must come out and vote for right persons. Youth should try to gather more facts about what is going on in the country and world. Those who feel introducing PBP will put a control on MPs are misguided and have complete ignaorance of philosophy of nation..
    Commented by Rajesh Kumar Pandey, Finance Manager at Hidden | 1452 days ago
  • I think it should never be introduced.
    Parliament is not a manufacturing industry or a corporation. Answered by Rajesh Kumar Pandey , Finance Manager at Hidden | 31, Aug 2010 12:36 PM
  • When one becomes an MP he is already a great performer: his performance is proved by his getting elected or selected. What more performance does an MP needs to prove. He gets entiltled to life long pension. Whatever pay he takes during the five year term is therefore based on his performance. If he is elected again the next term. that's the proof of his performance during the previous term.
    In any case who will measure the performance of individual MPs: will that go to the standing Committe?
    Best would be give the MPs pay to the political parties they belong except those who are independent can get pid directly. The politicial parties can themselves assess which of their MPS performed how much and distribute the salaries of ...See More Answered by Basudeb Sen , Independent Director at South Asian Petrochem Ltd | 31, Aug 2010 12:20 PM
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  • First portion of this is totally wrong and a misconception in the present democratic system in India. If 5 foolish persons are nominated by different parties or individuals, we as an electorate has only one option to choose one out of them. This will only become true if a rejection system is introduced in the election process. In absence of a rejection system, we have representatives whether they are incompetent or people with criminal background. Commented by B L Benny, Office Superintenedent & Secretary at Wilbur Smith Associates | 1452 days ago
  • Vikas, No doubt about that. In fact their JD KPI/KRA should be well defined thru constitution and to be monitored every month, basis which thier rewards and pay to be allowed.

    Below 80% compliance concern MP should be disqualified automatically.

    The JD KPI to be made in consultation with likes of Ratan Tata, Sunil Mittal, Mukesh / Anil Ambani, Ajim Prem ji, Ex President Dr. Abdul Kalam etc. Answered by D. K. Gupta , Product Group Head - SHA at Videocon Industries Ltd | 31, Aug 2010 11:53 AM
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  • Why not you make them as Prime minister, defence minister etc.

    Then there will start a real war of purchase and sale of nations resources..
    Commented by Rajesh Kumar Pandey, Finance Manager at Hidden | 1452 days ago
  • great idea...why not all the same rules like..leave...ta/da..no. of tours...chucking out of job if not performing well.....not to forget the biodata for job application Answered by rashmi chopra , .education consultant and trainer at independent.. | 31, Aug 2010 11:08 AM
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  • Jahanpanna, tusi great ho!!!!!!!!. Commented by Sanjay Pande, Manager Contracts at GRV Construction Works | 1452 days ago
  • That is the only solution to get them to do welfare activities Answered by SHAMPA BOSE , advertising business at LOVE ADS | 31, Aug 2010 10:18 AM
  • Yes and not only that ,their pay should be cut for disrupting the house. Answered by SHYAMAL MITRA , Travel and Tourism at Lets Go Tour And Travels | 31, Aug 2010 07:35 AM
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  • Mr Shyamal, raising the issue in parliament is a way to protest in a democratic world. Do not speak the voice of media that house is disturbed. Its the duty of opposition to express its agony or else there will be anarchy.
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    Commented by Rajesh Kumar Pandey, Finance Manager at Hidden | 1452 days ago
  • yes, it should be implemented as early as possible. Great Idea. Answered by johnny bravo , Data Conversion Associate at Competent Software Private Limited | 31, Aug 2010 12:20 AM
  • 100% we should introduced this system when everything mesuare on productivity,then why our rulers are not Answered by Sandeep Agrahari , HR Executive at Laxni Publications Pvt. Ltd | 30, Aug 2010 10:05 PM
  • MP's are those person who manage & rule the country. Their responsibilities are much more important for the said. They also have some KRA / KPA for every year as performance and for this one of the variables in their CTC package is performance based pay. So, PBP is very much imp0ortant for MP's / MLA's. Answered by Soumitro Mukherjee , Chief Manager / Head - HR & Administration at M/s. Tollygunge Club Limited | 30, Aug 2010 09:19 PM
  • I HAVE GIVE MY COMMENTS REG MP/S PAY BUT I SEND MY COMMENT BE PUBLISHED ALL NEWS PAPERS AND TV MEDIA SEE THE RESULT Answered by brij mohan Chopra , CUNSALTANT-- HR --PR --POLICE PR at GROUP | 30, Aug 2010 09:13 PM
  • I hope you know that MPs are the law makers of this country. So my question is, who will introduce this bill in the parliament? Will any MP agree to be fair, and not ask for astronomical hikes, because he or she has not done anything constructive for the nation. In a country where the majority lives below the poverty line, these goons sqaubble like dogs on live television, asking for more, inspite of a 300% increase in salary.
    So where does that leave us as citizens of the largest democracy in the world? Effectively, we the taxpayers are held at ransom by elected representatives of society, who have turned their back on us. And therefore the larger question that emerges is, whether democracy in its current form has failed this ...See More Answered by Prasenjit Chakravorty , VP at InnovLite (India) Pvt Ltd | 30, Aug 2010 09:02 PM
  • Yes, their pay should be performance based. Not only that, there has to be some more parameters on their eligibility of getting pay, perks, pension, etc. First of all, a rejection system should be introduced during election for the electorate of eliminate representatives not having required qualifications and also to eliminate people with criminal background. Then there should be performance appraisal. One more important aspect of public money going into their kitty is pension. While there is a minimum period of service for all other functions the people representative should also have a minimum period of service. At present all elected MPs are eligible for huge pension. Answered by B L Benny , Office Superintenedent & Secretary at Wilbur Smith Associates | 30, Aug 2010 07:14 PM
  • It is we the people who chose the MPs to rule us. We get what we deserve as the educated amongst us shun voting. So we Indians get what we deserve. The MPs have by democratic means got their pay increased, and it cannot be challenged in a democratic system. nor judical set up. Solution all MPS who accept the increase in salary though correct in law are not to be reelected. Also defence personnel like retired Generals , marshalls, Admirals must be voted to power by us should they choose to stand . Look at so many of these who have come to power in US,Eurpe, israel and so on ands the country benefits more by choosing them then illeterate unqualified people that we choose. Any other suggestions are welcome.as this seems the best ...See More Answered by AJAY RAM , SITE MANAGER at HEB INTENATIONAL GROUP | 30, Aug 2010 06:27 PM
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  • mp is alloted huge fund to spent in his area for maintence/repair/gardening/beautification// electrfication//road wideing//etc no problem since the parliament already sanctd pay--perks etc
    a report card should be prepared by RWA/S-MARKETS/BEARERS/SR CITIZENS 1 HOW MUCH AMOUNT SANCTD BY GOVT 2 HOW MUCH SPENT ON THE REQUEST OF RWA/S AND OTHER ASSOCIATIONS AND BE PUBLISHED BY GOVT FEEDBACK BE TAKEN MEDIA BE INVOLVED TO VISIT THE AREA
    LIKE MLA---AND M C ARE LIABLE TO SUB MIT REPORT CARD
    ...See More Answered by brij mohan Chopra , CUNSALTANT-- HR --PR --POLICE PR at GROUP | 30, Aug 2010 06:27 PM
  • Is it necessary for a pay hike for MPs at this time? That too hike by
    themselves? No one can willfully support for this pay hike? As far
    as my knowledge goes, no MP is in dire need of a pay hike, as they are not poor and not buying any ration like us.

    Well while coming to the question, who can evaluate their performance? Only public of the constituency, from where they have been contested. can evaluate their performance. If you honestly evaluate their performance
    more than 90% are not entitled for pay hike.

    Incase of a poor performer, what are the suggested remedial action? Can they be called back?

    Regards

    LK Answered by L Kumar Hotha , Group Asst. Vice President - HR at SM Group of Industries | 30, Aug 2010 06:19 PM
  • Yes, IT SHOULD BE IMPLEMENTED WITH TRUE SPRIRT.SUCH A HAFTY PAY WITHOUT QUALIFICATION OTHERWISE NO INT SHOULD BE CHARGED ON EDUCATION lOAL LOANS.PAY SHOULD BE GRADED.eg.CABINET MINISTER AND MINISTER OF STATE / OTHER POSITIONS Answered by Ashok Bhandari , Dy General Manager at Reserve Bank of India | 30, Aug 2010 06:07 PM
  • why not!!! if they are comparing them with corporates(which i agree) then why not should it be linked to their performance.........after all they should not expect everything in granted.... Answered by CMA Amit Varma , PO at Indian Navy | 30, Aug 2010 05:58 PM
  • The pay revision should be done under appraisal and poll of people of those constitution MP.Election commission should come up with performance appriasal code and standard for all those MP's and MLA's and should availabel on their website for down load by common person to appriase them & recomment to GOI. Also no MP'S and MLA should serve more than two(2) terms in any constitution. Answered by R. Venkateshan , Project Quality Management at Saipem | 30, Aug 2010 05:34 PM
  • Definitely. Non-performers should not be given any pay rise or facilities & privileges. Also their privileges and facilities should be reviewed by an outside/independent agency and not by MPs themselves. Answered by Sathiadevan Kondarappassery , Administrator at Schlumberger Oilfield Services | 30, Aug 2010 05:23 PM
  • Yes. But then who will judge the performance? Do we have a system of mid-term appraisal for the MPs? We don't. And considering the bonhomie among the learned legislators when it comes to perks, facilities and other privilges, I do not expect the Parliament or any sort of Standing Committee to be the fair judge. Maybe we can have a mandatory, abiding public-private rating agency to study the performance --- within and without the Houses. But make sure, none of the members in this rating agency are political appointees. Take mediapersons in the body. Take ordinary citizens. Take in retired judges and officials who have no political affiliation at all. What about some international rating agency as well? Answered by Biswadip Mitra , Journalist at Sakaal Media Group | 30, Aug 2010 05:07 PM
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  • These are bookish ideas.. Commented by Rajesh Kumar Pandey, Finance Manager at Hidden | 1452 days ago
  • As in every wholistic performance management system first task is to clearly define Key Result Areas for every MP/MLA pan India. Post which a varibale Performance based pay could be part of the CTC with perks and benefits tied to results acheived. Answered by Srinath Gururajarao , Zonal Head - Human Resources South India at SREI Equipment Finanace Private Limited | 30, Aug 2010 04:54 PM
  • Yes! Definitely... Answered by Deepali Prabhu , Manager- Corporate at Ninestars Information Tehnologies Limited | 30, Aug 2010 04:36 PM
  • A 360 degree performance appraisal system should be introduced for our MPs and the pay scheme be implemented, based on their performance in Parliament as well as in Public life.Therefore a variable pay is the most ideal, after assessing their overall performance. Answered by SUNIL NAIR , HRD OFFICER at THIRUVANANTHAPURAM MUNICIPAL CORPORATION | 30, Aug 2010 04:35 PM
  • Good Morning Dear Mr.Vikas,

    Though We are a citizen of free democrtatic country but have very little freedom to say.M.P's Pay structre has aready been approved by the respected Parliament.

    In my personal opinion there is not much scope for the same to discuss the same .

    Thanks, Answered by Parveen Kumar Chopra , Business Associate at Aarogyaa.com | 30, Aug 2010 04:32 PM
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  • I think you have two parts of your suggestion.

    There are two parts...............
    Commented by Rajesh Kumar Pandey, Finance Manager at Hidden | 1452 days ago

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