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Jul 22, 2021
8:08PM

No proposal to for restoration of MPLADS stopped in view of Covid-19 pandemic: Govt

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Government today clarified that there is no proposal to for restoration of MPLADS which has been stopped in view of Covid-19 pandemic. MPLADS was suspended in April last year for two year.
 
In a written reply in Rajya Sabha, Minister for Planning, Rao Inderjit Singh said, the Centre has released over 55 thousand Crore rupees to the Nodal Districts Authorities under MPLADS so far.
 
He said, the salary payable to Members of Parliament was also reduced by thirty percent to meet the exigencies arising out of COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Mr Singh added that the funds saved from the MPLAD Scheme and cuts from MP’s salary have been utilized to enhance the allocation of funds for improving health infrastructure, provide free ration under PM Garib Kalyan Yojana, and free vaccination.
 

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