Eight fail to utilise 80% MPLADS funds

Eight fail to utilise 80% MPLADS funds

Tribune Information Service

Balwant Garg

Faridkot, January 21

Faridkot Member of Parliament Mohammad Sadique has not acquired funds below the MP Native Space Growth Scheme (MPLADS) for the previous 10 months.

Cause: The MPLADS expenditure in Faridkot was lower than 80 per cent of the funds acquired in 2021-22.

To get the primary instalment (Rs 2.5 crore) of the MPLADS, it’s necessary to make use of a minimal of 80 per cent of the funds (Rs 5 crore) in earlier yr.

In response to a report despatched by the MPLAD Growth Division to the Deputy Commissioners, since there was no utilisation certificates of Rs 5 crore funds acquired throughout 2021-22, not one of the two instalments (Rs 2.5 crore every) for 2022-23 was launched for Faridkot and 7 different parliamentary constituencies within the state.

The report acknowledged that Rs 90 lakh was mendacity unspent in Faridkot district, Rs 1.33 crore in Patiala district, Rs 4.46 crore in Jalandhar district, Rs 3.28 crore in Gurdaspur district, Rs 2.98 crore in Ludhiana, Rs 3.87 crore in Hoshiarpur, Rs 3.44 crore in Bathinda and Rs 2.46 crore in Fatehgarh Sahib parliamentary constituencies.

The Amritsar, Ferozepur, Tarn Taran and Sangrur parliamentary constituencies had been offered the primary instalment of Rs 2.5 crore in 2022-23. Nonetheless, they weren’t launched the second instalment because the MPs of those constituencies didn’t sanction greater than Rs 1 crore of the launched quantities.

The report states that each one seven Rajya Sabha MPs within the state have unsanctioned quantity of over Rs 1 crore of their first instalment of 2022-23.

Additional, accessible funds to Punjab-based MPs within the seventeenth Lok Sabha had been Rs 107.78 crore and the full sanctioned quantity was Rs 85.57 crore. A complete of Rs 68.20 crore was spent and utilisation certificates of 1,153 works of Rs 36.69 crore was pending.

The Rajya Sabha members have Rs 17.58 crore accessible funds and solely Rs 4.96 crore has been sanctioned by them up to now. The MPs have but to submit the utilisation certificates of 414 works of Rs 10.93 crore for the sixteenth Lok Sabha.

As per the report, Punjab has been positioned at ninth place within the nation, with regards to utilisation of funds until December 31, 2022.

Whereas Gujarat ranked first, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh stood on the twelfth and fifteenth positions, respectively.

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