Delhi govt`s revised guidelines on MLALAD fund
In a bid to ease the complexities involved in release of MLA Local Area Development Funds, Delhi government Friday came out with a revised set of norms to ensure early execution of the projects sanctioned under the scheme.
New Delhi: In a bid to ease the
complexities involved in release of MLA Local Area Development
Funds (MLALAD), Delhi government today came out with a revised
set of norms to ensure early execution of the projects
sanctioned under the scheme.
Finance and Urban Development Minister A K Walia said
guidelines for usages of funds under the scheme have been
revised keeping in mind demands of the MLAs as well as to
ensure proper implementation of the projects.
Each of the 70 MLAs gets Rs 2 crore annually to carry
out developmental activities in his or her constituency.
As per new norms, the total amount would be divided
into two parts -- mandatory fund and discretionary fund of Rs
one crore each.
The total mandatory fund of Rs 70 crore per annum will
be directly released to MCD, NDMC, Delhi Cantonment Board and
these agencies will carry out developmental work in each of
the 70 constituencies in consultation with the MLAs.
The remaining amount of Rs 70 crore discretionary fund
will be utilised through the Urban Development department. The
department will sanction funds to agencies like MCD, NDMC,
power discoms, DJB, health department, DDA and CPWD as per
recommendations of the MLAs after obtaining detailed cost
estimates and layout plans from executing agencies.
"The local bodies will issue sanction orders for all
developmental works as per the guidelines of MLALAD scheme
regarding the mandatory fund and monitor its progress
regularly," said an official.
The local bodies will open a separate bank account for
mandatory portion of the MLALAD fund.
In order to ensure transparency, local bodies will
upload on their website full details of sanctioned works, date
of start and expected completion time of the work, name of the
contractor and amount of mandatory funds released.
The UD department will be responsible for uploading
the information on their website regarding release of
work-wise details of discretionary funds.
Finance Minister A K Walia said government has decided
to expand the types of projects that can be undertaken under
the MLALAD scheme.
BJP had been demanding simplification of procedures to
ensure speedy implementation of MLALAD funds.