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Delhi: Booklet to tell you how your MP, MLA spent their funds

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As reported by Nivedita Khandekar in hindustantimes.com on 08 Mar 2012:

Booklet to tell you how your MP, MLA spent their funds - Hindustan Times


Booklet to tell you how your MP, MLA spent their funds


Soon you would be able to know exactly what work is being taken up under the Local Area Development Funds Scheme (LADS) for your area.


Also, citizens will get an opportunity to decide what kind of projects they want from the funds received by their MPs. A booklet containing details of all works taken up during 2009-10 and 2010-11 under the LADS by each MLA would be printed by the Delhi government soon. Information Commissioner Shailesh Gandhi had earlier directed that suo moto declarations about works taken up under MLA LADS be made under Section 4 of the RTI Act. So the government has now decided to bring out this booklet


.“The booklet will cost R10 and will be available at Delhi secretariat, offices of all deputy commissioners and SDMs across the city,” said a senior official. “We would also bring out booklets for LADS for each MP and councillor,” he added.

Meanwhile, the government will also set up — before March-end — a monitoring cell for stringent monitoring of implementation of various works taken under the MPLADS. “Also, MPs will be regularly invited for review meetings on the work undertaken through their LADS,” said a source.

A national review meeting had decided last month that “preparation of shelf life of projects based on the needs of the people” was important. And as per the minutes of the meeting, accessed by HT, it was also decided that this information should be provided to the MPs.


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