A political pensioner enjoys a pension sui generis, awarded in chief of his political career or significance. A pension is a steady income given to a person upon Retirement, typically in the form of a guaranteed annuity.
By the British Political Offices Pension Act of 1869, pensions were instituted for those who had held political office. For the purposes of the act, political offices were divided into three classes: (1) those with a yearly salary of not less than 5000; (2) those with a salary of less than 5000 and not less than 2000; (3) those with a salary of less than 2000 and more than £1000.
For service in these offices there may be awarded pensions for life in the following scale: (I) a first class pension not exceeding 2000 a year, in respect of not less than four years service or its equivalent, in an office of the first class; (2) a second class pension not exceeding 1200, in respect of service of not less than six years or its equivalent, in an office of the second class; (3) a third class pension not exceeding 800 a year, in respect of service of not less than ten years in an office of the third class.
The service need not be continuous, and the act makes provision for counting service in lower classes as a qualification for pension in a higher class. These pensions are limited in number to twelve, but a holder must not receive any other pension out of the public revenue, if so, he must inform the treasury and surrender it if it exceeds his political pension, or if under he must deduct the amount. He may, however, hold office while a pensioner, but the pension is not payable during the time he holds office. To obtain a political pension, the applicant must file a declaration stating the grounds upon which he claims it and that his income from other sources is not sufficient to maintain his station in life.
In British colonial history, the term applies to the following former ruling houses of princely states who saw their feudal territories annexed by the HEIC before it transferred power in British India to the Crown in 1858. For other uses see Principality, Other princely states A Princely State (also called Native State or Indian State) was a The Honourable East India Company ( HEIC) referred to most commonly as the East India Company, also historically and colloquially as John Company, or
Although politically important members could be relocated or exiled, they retained throughout the Raj a hereditary right to their former princely rank and titles (in several cases including a gun salute) as well as a monetary "political pension" as a privy purse. Raj may refer to Jaskinia Raj, cave in Poland Ráj, village in the Czech Republic administratively part of Karviná A salute (also called obeisance) is a Gesture (often Hand gesture) or other action used to display respect In the past the UK 's Civil Government day-to-day costs were paid for by the sovereign under normal circumstances the monies in this Only a few years after India's 1947 independence, the nationalist government 'persuaded' most of them to relinquish the annual pension sum on so-called patriotic grounds. For those who continued to receive their payments, the sums were allowed to become a pittance through uncompensated inflation.
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Only one Sikh pensioner: Punjab's last ruling Maharajah, Duleep Singh. The term Paramount Ruler, or sometimes Paramount King, is a generic description though occasionally also used as an actual title for a number of rulers' position in relative Padishah, Padshah, Padeshah, Badishah or Badshah ( Persian پادشاه Pādeshāh) is a very prestigious Nawabs of the Carnatic (also referred to as the Nawabs of Arcot) ruled the Carnatic region of South India between about 1690 and 1801 The Nawab of Awadh is the title of rulers who governed the state of Awadh in India in the 18th and 19th century WikipediaWikiProject Indian cities for details --> Kurnool is a city in Kurnool district in Andhra Pradesh state of southern India The Nawabs of Masulipatam ruled under the Nizam in eastern India The Nawab of Banganapalle was the leader of Banganapalle, a Fief of the Mughal empire which later became a Princely state of British India The Nawabs of Bengal were the hereditary nazim s or Subadars (provincial governors of the Subah (province of Bengal during Etymology and ethnology The exact origin of the word Bangla or Bengal is unknown though it is believed to be derived from the Dravidian-speaking tribe Bang Nāgpur ( Marathi: नागपुर is the largest city in central India (2001 Census and the second capital of the state of Maharashtra. Assam) ( Assamese: অসম Ôxôm) is a northeastern state of India with its capital at Dispur, a suburb of the city For the district in Chhatisgarh, see Raigarh district. Raigad District (रायगड जिल्हा also known as Raigarh For the Moth Genus, see Satara (moth. Satara (Marathiसातारा is a Town located in the The Peshwa ( Marathi:पेशवा plural Peshwe, Marathi:पेशवे were Brahmin Prime Ministers to the Maratha Thanjavur ( Tamil: தஞ்சாவூர் also known by its Anglicised name Tanjore, and it is the Eleventh largest city in Tamil Nadu (after Kodagu ( Kannada:ಕೊಡಗು is a district of Karnataka State in Southern India. This article is about Duleep Singh For other uses see Dalip Singh (disambiguation Maharaja Duleep Singh, GCSI ( Lahore, 6 September
Similar 'golden cage' arrangements were often made later by other (not only British) governments. An extreme case was French Emperor Napoleon I Bonaparte, for whom the Italian island of Elba was turned into an operetta empire. Napoleon Bonaparte (15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821 was a French military and political leader who had a significant impact on the History of Europe. Elba (Ilva is an island in Tuscany, Italy, from the coastal town of Piombino.